Tuesday, October 6, 2009

First day of new court

Congratulations Lisa, I know you'll be a great Judge!

Get some furniture though.

Few frills accompany first day of new court
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

As state District Judge Lisa Jarrett sat inside her new office Monday afternoon at Bexar County's juvenile detention center, one hardly would have guessed it was a judge's chambers.

There were no shelves filled with law books, no gavels or other mementos of her 16-year law career. Instead, only a small second-hand desk and a few chairs sat between four barren walls. Next door, her 436th state District Court, still smelling of new paint and carpeting, wasn't much better.

But it's a start, Jarrett said with a smile as she prepared for her first docket in the juvenile courtroom.

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