CHARLESTON -– While judges strive to be neutral when presiding over a trial or hearing, they are after all human beings –- with law degrees.
Get a first-hand account of what goes through a judge's mind as they take in the information being presented, including what they see, on the next "The Law Works," at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 on West Virginia PBS.
This week's guest is Michael John Aloi, Chief Judge of the Marion Circuit Court (16th Judicial Circuit).
Prior to his appointment as circuit judge in 2011, Aloi was an attorney with Manchin and Aloi Attorneys at Law in Fairmont for 28 years. During that time he held several leadership positions in both the legal and Marion County community, including Past President of the West Virginia State Bar and Marion County Bar, President of the Association for Conflict Resolution, President of the United Way of Marion County and President of Family Service for Marion and Harrison counties.
Aloi is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University College of Law.
"The Law Works" host Dan Ringer operates his own law practice in Morgantown and is a member of the graduate faculty of the West Virginia University College of Human Resources and Education. He received is law degree from West Virginia University in 1976.
"The Law Works" is the state's only weekly television show discussing legal issues that affect the lives of every day citizens. Watch "The Law Works" each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS and WV PBS.HD and Fridays at 11 a.m. on WV PBS.2 where available.