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Frances Burge Appointed to Bench burge

In early June, Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced the appointment of WUCL alumna Frances Burge JD’98 to the Douglas County Circuit Court bench.

“Frances Burge will bring her extensive knowledge of criminal law to the court,” the governor said in a press release. “I am very pleased to appoint a lawyer of her work ethic to serve as a judge. I am also pleased to appoint the first Hispanic judge to the Douglas County Circuit Court bench. I believe her service on the bench will be an asset to the citizens of Douglas County and the state of Oregon.”

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