Lubbock County Commissioners will interview job candidates starting Monday for the unexpired term of County Court At Law #1. Seventeen candidates, many of whom are well known in Lubbock have applied for the job.
Whoever gets the job will have big shoes to fill. Judge Larry B. "Rusty" Ladd lost his life September 30th in a motorcycle crash at 17th and Bangor. Just about anyone who had ever met Ladd, 59, agrees he was lost much too soon.
Ladd was known for being compassionate whenever possible and trying to use the bench to turn defendants' lives around before misdemeanor convictions led to felony convictions later in life. He was also known for his work with Carpenter's Church to help Lubbock's homeless population.
Among the candidates to be interviewed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are Tom Brummett, a prosecutor in the Lubbock County District Attorney's office; David Nelson, a local attorney and former Lubbock City Council member; Robert Heald a Lubbock bankruptcy attorney; Susan Rowley a criminal defense lawyer; Ronnie Agnew, a small business & probate attorney; and Jeff Nicholson, a criminal defense lawyer and author.
Finalists will be called back for another round of interviews next week, according to Commissioner Bill McCay. As far as appointing the judge, McCay says, "It could be as early as mid-December, or it could be later."
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