GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A very long-serving Kent County decide has been appointed to the condition Court docket of Appeals.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, March 16 declared that Kent County Circuit Decide Christopher Yates was appointed to the third district of the point out Courtroom of Appeals.
Yates has been a decide with the 17th Circuit in Kent County considering that 2008. He handles a specialised small business docket.
Ahead of getting to be a judge, he served in personal practice and also was chief defender for the Federal General public Defender’s Business, an assistant U.S. Legal professional and an lawyer and advisor to the U.S. Section of Justice.
Yates is now serving as president of the Michigan Judges Association and is vice president of the American Faculty of Small business Courtroom Judges.
Yates is filling a place still left vacant when Judge Jane Beckering was appointed to the United States District Courtroom for the Western District of Michigan.
The Court of Appeals appointment for Yates begins April 18 and expires at the stop of the calendar year. Yates have to operate for reelection in November if he would like to finish the remainder of Beckering’s expression, which operates till Jan. 1, 2025.
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