The LuLac Edition #2367, February 26th, 2013
(Photo: campaign website).
ANOTHER ONE IN FOR JUSTICE SEATQiana Murphy Lehman, a Pittston native, recently announced her candidacy for the office of District Magistrate Judge encompassing Pittston, Hughestown, Dupont, Duryea and Avoca. Qiana is an experienced trial lawyer who has prosecuted criminals with the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and has significant trial experience on the civil law side working for local law firm, Brad and Grabowski. P.C. Prior to maintaining an office with Brady and Grabowski, Attorney Lehman established her practice in downtown Pittston.
A Pittston Area Honors student, Qiana went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University, before attending Law School at New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Attorney Lehman graduated law school Cum Laude before returning home to raise a family. She is the daughter of Ann Marie Zaffuto and the late, Dick Murphy.
Attorney Lehman cites her ten years legal experience and extensive practice in both the civil and criminal area among her qualifications for the office. The Dupont resident is the advisor to the Young Lawyers Club at Pittston Area High School and the Past President of the YLD division of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association.
In addition to her trial work, Attorney Lehman sits as a quasi-judicial officer serving as a Master in Divorce cases for Luzerne County. As a lawyer, Qiana, would be available on day one to work as the District Magistrate without having to take the Magistrate Judge Qualification test that is required for all non-lawyers. What Qiana has to say: "I have worked hard to prosecute criminals, defend working people's rights and raise a family. I'm not a politician; I'm a business person and mother of two who has the legal skills and experience needed to be fair and decisive. Working as your District Judge, I'll do the job like you would, with fairness, integrity and honesty."
ALMOST LOSTYesterday on NBC News, there was a story about the Sequestration. Lost in the story about how government agencies were trying to figure out how to make cuts was the fact that a Pennsylvania firm was going to be out of work because they advised Government department how to cut their budgets.
These government agencies need paid consultants TO TELL THEM WHERE TO CUT THEIR OWN AGENCIES? They can’t figure it out on their own?
Maybe these cuts might just be a good thing for some Agency Heads that can’t even figure where they could save money. Do they need a consultant to tell them the difference between Scott and Cottonelle?