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Episode 20: A Day in the Life with District Court Judge Patrick McElyea

Posted on April 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

Welcome back. This month I spoke with Judge Patrick McElyea about what a typical day might look like for a district court judge in the seventh judicial district. Learn about the types of cases a district court judge can hear, the differences between a bench trial and jury trial, and what fills a judge’s time when they aren’t on the bench.

Host: Marissa Gaal

Guest: Judge Patrick McElyea, District 7 District Court Judge

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