Justice Joseph D. Valentino spent over 30 years on the Bench in New York State. Over the course of his career, the Judge has been charged with showing humanity in the courtroom. An esteemed judge as well as a well-respected husband, father, coach, professor, band member, and friend, Joseph Valentino never met anyone that he did not value as a human being. Judge Valentino’s career exemplified what fair, dignified, and compassionate justice looks like.
In The Trial of My Life, Judge Valentino loosely puts his life on trial, complete with opening and closing statements, character witnesses, and side bar material. His story will inspire you to believe that goodness exists in the criminal justice system, but will also leave you laughing out loud. The humorous stories that helped him maintain his positive attitude throughout his time on the bench, will cause more than one belly laugh. You, the listener, are tasked to be the jury - deciding whether the Judge does in fact live up to his reputation for fairness and dignity for all.