Felicitaciones Jueza Michelle!/Congratulations of the Chief Magistrate Justice of the Peace Court to the new judges in Sussex County (Spanish & English)


El Martes 2 de Febrero juró en la Corte de Georgetown, su cargo como Jueza de Paz (JP), Michelle Jewel.

La importancia de su nombramiento radica en su origen hispano, que le permite desenvolverse con soltura tanto en el ámbito hispano como en el norteamericano.

La llegada de la Jueza Jewel, incrementa las garantías de un juicio equitativo y justo para los hispanos que podrán ser oídos en su propio idioma de origen por Su Señoría.

A continuación reproducimos íntegramente el texto con la bienvenida dada a la nueva Jueza y a dos compañeros más por Alan G, Davis (chief Magistrate Justice of the Peace Court):

“The Governor recently appointed two new judges for Sussex County to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Judge Edward Davis and Judge William Pritchett and one judge for Kent County to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Agnes Pennella. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Michelle Jewell and John J. Adams for four year terms as Justices of the Peace in Sussex County and R. Hayes Grapperhaus for Kent County.

Michelle Jewell will take the oath on Monday, February 1st and joins us after working as a certified court interpreter and independent interpreter. She served as a bilingual immigrant victim advocate for a year and was appointed as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs as well as a serving as a member of the Victims Task Force. She is fluent in Spanish and can speak conversational French.

John Adams, who comes to the Court with over 4 years experience as a labor law enforcement officer, will take the oath on February 12th. He has received training in several areas of the law such as Americans with Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Titles 19 and 29 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and completed one year of law school. He has also been involved administratively with several cases before the US District Court for Delaware and previously served in the United States Army as a military police officer.

Hays Grapperhaus will be taking the oath and begin work with us within a few weeks. He comes to us from the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families where he has been employed for over 19 years as a Family Crisis Therapist. He was also a member of the United States Army as well as serving as a Diplomatic Security Specialist with assignments to the US Consulate, Peshaware, Pakistan and the US Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique.

Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our court family.

Many congratulations to the new judges.”