Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Judicial Investitures [UPDATED]

Although all of the newly elected judges from the 2012 elections have been officially sworn in and performing their judicial duties since January 1st, the ceremonial component of their jobs can be held at a later date.

The ceremonial swearing in of a Judge is called the Investiture.

This year there are six new judges who took (or, in the case of Judge Brock Thomas, re-took) the Bench:  Judges Stacey Bond, Ryan Patrick, Kristin Guiney, Brad Hart, Brock Thomas, and Renee Magee.

My understanding is that the ceremony for all of the Investitures will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom on the 20th floor of the Criminal Justice Center, with receptions to follow in the respective Judges' courtrooms.

I missed the opportunity to do a post on Judge Magee's investiture.  She was sworn in on January 11th. I'm sorry I didn't give notice of it in advance.

Judge Bond has her Investiture today (January 24th) at noon.

UPDATE:  Judge Thomas is having his Investiture tomorrow (January 25th) at 11:00 a.m.

Judge Hart is scheduled for Friday, February 1st at one o'clock.  I am very honored to say that I've been invited to speak at his Investiture.

Judge Patrick has yet to schedule his.

Judge Guiney, in what I think is a very sweet gesture of friendship, has postponed hers until our good friend Eileen Guerinot Bogar can be in attendance.  The good news is that the projected date for that is late February of this year.

All are invited to the Investitures and I hope everyone can attend.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the explanation for us cops. We thought investiture was what they prescribes Nexium for.

Rock on