Tuesday afternoon new Municipal Court Judge Tony Brock was sworn in to the seat that was vacated by former municipal Judge Victor Haddad.
In November, Haddad was elected to a new judge’s position in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. Brock, formerly an assistant prosecutor, was appointed by the governor on local recommendation. The ceremony to swear the new judge in was presided over by Municipal Court Judge James Shriver.
“In 1990, the census revealed that we would move from five to eight part-time judges,” said Judge Shriver. “After giving considerable thought to the fact that there would be eight part-time judges, the county commissioners and bar association suggested it was time to move to a full-time municipal court. On Jan. 1, 1992, the Clermont County Municipal Court was in session. Yesterday, we celebrated 15 years of Clermont County Municipal Court. Today, we celebrate the installation of a fifth judge.”
"A judge should participate in establishing, maintaining and enforcing high standards of conduct and personally observe those standards," said Judge Shriver.
Brock, accompanied by his wife Holly, took the oath of office before formally donning his ceremonial robes of office and addressing the packed courtroom.
"I would like to thank everyone for coming here today to share in this very special experience," said Brock. "I am honored and privileged to be able to serve you. I will give my best effort."