Circuit Court Judge to Speak at Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College welcomes the Honorable Michael Aloi, West Virginia 16th Circuit Court Judge, on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the Upshur Reading Room of the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library.  Judge Aloi will address Wesleyan students and interested attendees on the West Virginia judicial system, focusing on the new mandated drug diversion program and drug courts.

This program seeks to “achieve a reduction in recidivism and substance abuse among offenders and to increase the likelihood of successful rehabilitation through early, continuous, and intense treatment; mandatory periodic drug testing; community supervision; appropriate sanctions and incentives; and other rehabilitation services, all of which is supervised by a judicial officer.”  Judge Aloi will also offer tips for aspiring law students drawn from his work in the justice system.

Sponsored by the Pre-Law Society and the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library, this event is free and open to the public.

Judge Aloi is a 1980 Wesleyan graduate and a 1983 WVU law school graduate where he graduated with highest honors, Order of the Coif. He’s been honored as a Bar Fellow by the West Virginia Bar Association, the highest honor accorded to attorneys, and served as past president of the West Virginia Bar. During his many years of practice before ascending the bench, he came to be regarded as one of the finest mediators in West Virginia.