Jeanne Schechter, the new commissioner for the Merced County Superior Court, is scheduled to be sworn in at 4 p.m. today in the Board of Supervisors chambers.
Schechter, who is a deputy city attorney for the city of Merced, will replace Commissioner Ralph Cook, who retired from the court in August, according to Linda Romero Soles, the court's executive officer.
Schechter will be the second woman sitting on the Merced County Superior Court and one of two commissioners. She's worked in the Merced city attorney's office since 2006, overseeing all litigation, including workers' compensation, managing outside counsel and acting as liaison between the city, outside counsel and the city's risk management authority, according to a news release from Romero Soles.
Schechter will receive an annual salary of $151,970.52.
The Board of Supervisors chambers is in the county administration building, 2222 M St. in Merced.
-- Sun-Star staff