Itâ€™s hats off to Meredith Shuford, recently named by Governor Easley to the newly created district judgeship for Cleveland and Lincoln counties.
Although there are many able, knowledgeable and dedicated barristers in Lincoln County, we believe Easley has made a wonderful decision in appointing Shuford, based upon her wide and deep legal experience in both domestic and criminal matters.
We are especially heartened by her devotion to children in legal matters; who often are used as emotional pawns in battles between parents who are anything but adult in their behaviors, placing their wants (especially retaliation and revenge) before the needs of innocent offspring.
Congratulations, Ms. Shuford. Once again, Lincoln County shines before the eyes of the rest of the state, thanks to you.
We have no doubt, whatsoever, that your tenure on this bench will be a force for good in both Lincoln and Cleveland counties.
by Steve Steiner