Retired NC Judges Volunteer Because Of Budget Cuts
Not even his toughest case could have prepared Judge W. Douglas Albright for our current economic crisis.
For the past 30 years, Judge Albright has worked under the pressure of the legal system. Now, a new pressure comes not from the work, but from the budget-cuts.
“State revenues have taken a hit…so they decided that they didn’t have the money to pay per-diam expenses for emergency judges among other things,” Albright said. “No pay, no mileage, no food, no lodging.”
This is the courthouse Judge Albright calls his home. He’s spent his career here, and now that he’s retired, he’s found a new home, his own, moving from chaos in the court to peace and quiet in his garden.
This garden is his getaway, the stress of life can’t reach him back here, and if it does, he is ready to laugh it off.
If he needs an escape from his house…or even if he craves the thrill of the courtroom, Judge Albright is ready and willing to go back to what he loves, even for free.
-Mallory LaneExplore posts in the same categories: News