BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) - The Brunswick County Bar Association had a secret meeting Monday at the courthouse to discuss District Attorney Jon David's desire to use the StreetSafe program, and Judge Jerry Jolly's concern that David is using the program to repay a campaign contributor.
After the secret meeting, which the media was banned from, it made public a proclamation that doesn't take either side, but definitely gives a pat on the back to Judge Jolly. Here's the text of the resolution...
WHEREAS, the Honorable Judge Jerry A. Jolly has served the District Courts with distinction and honor since December, 1984; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable Jerry A. Jolly was appointed by the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Burley Mitchell, Jr., to serve as Chief District Court Judge for the 13th Judicial District in April 1993; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable Chief District Court Judge Jerry A. Jolly has demonstrated astute leadership, excellent service, the fair administration of Justice, integrity, fairness and prudent judgment for the citizens of the 13th Judicial District and the State of North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, we the collective body of the Bar, stand in full support of the Honorable Chief District Court Judge Jerry A. Jolly for his many years of decisive leadership;
WHEREAS, it is with considerable respect for his personal and professional dedication to our district, our State and its legal structure that we honor and salute Chief District Court Judge Jerry A. Jolly for his service;
WHEREAS, the Honorable Chief District Court Judge Jerry A. Jolly has instituted the Mediation program for the District Courts, the Arbitration program for the District Courts, has required to be trained Certified Juvenile District Court Judges and has ensured a full court schedule for the fair administrative of all Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Family court issues pending in the district; and
It is RESOLVED that the Brunswick County Bar Association HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND LAUDS the Honorable Chief District Court Judge Jerry A. Jolly for his distinguished public service and his many valuable contributions to our local Judicial System, and extend to him our full support for his continued good works with the Court System.
Adopted and issued on this 2nd day of May, 2011 by Pauline Hankins, Esq., President of the Brunswick Bar Association and attested by Huey Marshall, the Secretary / Treasurer of the Brunswick Bar Association and the Brunswick County Attorney.