Gavic named new court commissionerTwo new personnel hires to the Pierce County court system were approved this week.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
Two new personnel hires to the Pierce County court system were approved this week.
Thursday, Jorv Gavic was announced as the court commissioner, succeeding the retiring Julia Gehring. Gavic comes from Spring Valley, where he practiced law since 1983, and currently runs Gavic Law Office.
Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boles said, out of the six who interviewed for the position, Gavic stood out due to his experience and his desire in wanting the job.
When he starts, which is estimated to be late March-early April, Gavic will have different duties than Gehring held.
Gehring spent a fair amount of her time handling the court scheduling, which Boles stated isn’t an effective use of her talents. Therefore, with finance and personnel approval last year, a new position of judicial assistant was created, which will handle court scheduling along with assisting Boles with other needs.
Wednesday, Geri Tresselt was named to that position. Tresselt comes from the law firm Gherty and Gherty in Hudson and will start Monday, March 12.
Tresselt was one of eight who interviewed for the job and 42 who originally applied.
“She has excellent credentials and seems like the perfect fit,” Boles said.
Boles added Gavic will now have all of Gehring’s in-court duties, along with those of family court commissioner, which was eliminated due to the creation of the judicial assistant. Boles said the costs for the new positions should be equal to what the county is currently paying for Gehring and the contract for current Family Court Commissioner Bob Loberg.