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Governor names new Santa Clara County judge

Shelyna V. Brown of San Jose appointed to judgeship in Santa Clara County Superior Court

A San Jose woman was appointed to a judgeship in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday.

Shelyna V. Brown, 41, has served as an attorney in the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office since 1997. The new judge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eugene M. Hyman. Brown, who is a Democrat, will receive a compensation of $178,789.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Posted by Joey Taxpayer, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Way too much money to pay a retired judge .............


Posted by gcoladon, a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

I believe that's the pay for the new, just beginning work as a judge, judge.


Posted by Joey Taxpayer, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

That is way too much salary for a sitting judge !

No wonder municipalities are BROKE !


Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

She brings an ethnic and gender addition to the bench. She is a bright and qualified lady.

Pay? The average practicing attorney with her experience would be bringing in around 250 - 300 k per year... It is a sacrifice to serve at the given salary.
Does "Stay in School and Learn if you really wanna Earn" ring a bell you burger flipper ?


Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Let me see - I think I read recently (The Economist?) that over the last 5 or 6 years the average compensation for a doctor has increased $100,000 per year. I'd agree with George, but without the sarcasm.


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