Friday, January 24, 2014
Brown Names Eyer as New Chief Public Defender
A 1992 graduate of Dickinson law School, Eyer has served as an assistant District Attorney in Northampton County, becoming its chief violent crime prosecutor. He also served as Chief Judicial Law Clerk to Superior Court Judge Robert Freedberg.
Brown's first choice for the job, Bob Sletvold, was withdrawn earlier in the week because of the burdens that appointment could impose on the courts. Sletvold's wife is a judge, and would be unable to hear most criminal and juvenile matters.
Eyer, who maintains a private practice in the Easton areas with Attorney Goudsouzian, will be paid $57,20 for this part-time post.
His appointment must be confirmed by County Council.
That should be a cinch. Eyer is an excellent choice. A good lawyer and a good person. He is a marathoner, and is the only runner I know who would take smoke breaks in the muddle of a race.
Brown finally got one right.