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Governor Appoints Lubbock Judge to Seventh Court of Appeals

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a new justice to take a spot on the Texas Seventh Court of Appeals.

Lubbock's Judge Judy Parker has been appointed to a spot on the Seventh Court of Appeals with a term to last until December 31, 2018 or "until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified." Parker currently serves as the Lubbock County Court at Law #3 judge.

Parker is a member of the State Bar of Texas, president of the Texas Tech Law School Inn of Court and a member and past president for the Lubbock Area Bar Association, according to the Governor's office. Parker is also past chair of the Lubbock United Way Board of Directors.

The Seventh Court of Appeals is the court that covers most of the Texas Panhandle, including Potter and Randall counties. Brian Quinn, James T. Campbell and Patrick A. Pirtle currently serve as justices in the Court.

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