New Judge To Be Sworn In During Special Session of Courts of Common Pleas

Feb 08, 2013 -- 1:24pm

Delaware’s Courts of Common Pleas will be sitting in a special session this afternoon in the New Castle County Courthouse.

Court of Common Pleas Chief Judge Alex Smalls will preside over the 2 p.m. special session for the swearing-in of Judge Robert Surles, who will replace the retiring Judge Joseph Flickinger III in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. Among the speakers at the ceremony will be Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn, Attorney General Beau Biden, and Delaware Army National Guard Major General Frank Vavala.

Surles has been the Military Judge for the National Guard. He’s a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was a Deputy Attorney General for the Delaware Department of Justice from 1990 until last year.

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