Jim Shelfer: New Circuit Judge

By: Heather Biance Email
By: Heather Biance Email

Leon County Judge Jim Shelfer took oath as the 44th judge of the second judicial circuit Friday afternoon.

It was a packed house for the popular Shelfer's investiture

Those who know him best, describe him as a kind, respectful man who has a genuine concern for everyone he encounters.

Many say this makes him a smart choice for the recent opening as circuit judge.

"I discovered what I really what I wanted to do with the second half of my professional life was public service and I wanted a seat on the bench of this circuit," says Jim Shelfer, recently appointed as 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge.

His wife, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren were present when his former partners gave him his robe.

Shelfer practiced law privately for 27 years before being appointed as a Leon county Judge in 2001.


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  • by Gene Location: Havana on Jan 27, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    JENNIFER which side of the counter are you on ? barbara He was my attorney before he became county judge
  • by JENIFFER Location: AT THE PROBATION OFFICE on Jan 23, 2010 at 07:49 AM
    SURE HE IS GENE. ALL PEOPLE IN THE COURTHOUSE ARE HONEST. NOT JUST YOU AND JIM.
  • by barbara black Location: the courthouse on Jan 23, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    to gene-you are starting off on the right foot.you and jim are going to get alone just fine.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • by Gene Location: Havana on Jan 22, 2010 at 09:56 PM
    Having Known Jim for 20 years i think the court systems have gained a kind and honest man
  • by uneployed Location: fla on Jan 22, 2010 at 09:34 PM
    he looks like a real money maker
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