As the year draws to a close, we say goodbye to 2020 and that chapter of our lives. Mark Corridor, the Henderson County District Attorney, is closing the door to his 26-12 months legal job and his 4 several years as District Attorney. 

Corridor at first graduated from Texas A&M College with a business degree and started performing at Typical Electric powered the place he stayed for 10 yrs. Even though he appreciated his job, he decided to go to legislation university at 32.

“I savored my career, but felt there was some thing much more,” Corridor mentioned. “I believed of the lawful discipline as a obstacle and something I would like to do.”

He experienced been married for six several years at the time to his wife, Ann, so the few moved their family of 4 to Virginia Seaside to go to Regent University where by Hall earned his authorized diploma. He labored his way by means of each school and law school by having evening and weekend jobs to help his family members.

Upon graduating at 36, he started out a typical law apply which include a blend of civil and felony protection scenarios. He then became the assistant DA to then district attorney, now State Judge Scott McKee in 2017.

“Working in defense aids you as a prosecutor, and doing work in that and civil law gave a broad qualifications from which to draw,” Corridor claimed. “I have definitely appreciated the previous 12 a long time and they have been the most fulfilling of my 26 several years in legislation. I want to see justice carried out and I try out each day to make certain that happens.”

He reported being a prosecutor is a extremely gratifying and needed job. The globe is an imperfect location and there are evil folks in it that make terrible decisions that affect a lot of others, such as the households of the victims and on their own.

“You meet so numerous people today in so several circumstances,” he mentioned. “There have been challenging circumstances, numerous murder conditions and victims that I have gotten to know via their households. You sense like you get to know them and collectively people situations have an result on me.”

Functioning in a task that sees these kinds of incredible tragedy and torment for equally people does not leave even the most specialist unscathed.

“As a prosecutor, one of the first instances I worked on as I was reading through by means of the information it brought me to tears in excess of the senseless loss of life,” Corridor stated. “You meet up with so many people in so numerous dire conditions, it is terrific when you can enable them and satisfying when you can keep people today accountable.”

Corridor stated he recently experienced a murder victim’s father strategy him and express good appreciation for him and his team’s initiatives on the circumstance. He suggests despite the fact that it is not anticipated, it is valued.

“It is quite gratifying when a sufferer or family of a victim comes up and many thanks you,” he said. “It is a really gratifying still hard work, and there are a large amount of tasks, but it is fulfilling. You are executing some thing required and excellent.”

Making certain justice is carried out and that the punishment matches the crime is a weighty weight. The work of a prosecutor is to make sure justice is completed and they are held to the best standard of evidence over and above a sensible doubt. 

“We really should be held to a higher conventional, and we are,” Hall explained.

He is leaving office environment immediately after lots of trials and scenarios and stated there is no room for moi.

“You want to make the suitable selection and make positive justice is performed,” he mentioned. “You have to be fair and neutral and make a decision not primarily based on what helps make you seem best but what is appropriate. We have to make challenging conclusions and people will not please everybody.”

Corridor will be retiring just after leaving place of work, despite the fact that he will manage his license to follow regulation. 

“There might be periods to do confined authorized get the job done,” he claimed. “It will be the exception and not the rule. I by no means say by no means, but there are other pursuits I want to commit my time pursuing.”

Like many retirees, he has a very long checklist of projects and travels he wants to enjoy with Ann and their three developed youngsters and grandkids.

“I would like to express my deep appreciation to the individuals of Henderson County for allowing for me to serve them for the past 12 several years,” Corridor stated. “I would also like to thank our legislation enforcement neighborhood for the really hard and dangerous work they do day in and day out, together with my county personnel loved ones in all departments. Thank you to my incredible employees. Most importantly thank you to my wife who has stood beside me and God who has blessed me with this opportunity to master what becoming a servant is.”

The Athens Assessment many thanks Hall for his devotion and service to Henderson County.

Love your retirement.