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General Assembly confirms two Halifax judges

The Virginia General Assembly confirmed Kim White to the 10th Judicial Circuit Court bench and Robert Morrison to the 10th Judicial Circuit Halifax Juvenile and Relations Court bench last week.

Gov. Bob McDonnell tapped White in August on an interim basis to fill a vacancy on the bench created when Judge Richard S. Blanton retired, but White’s appointment had to be reconfirmed by the General Assembly when it convened this session, as did Morrison’s. 

White now officially joins Chief Judge Leslie M. Osborn and Presiding Judge Joel C. Cunningham on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court bench.

A Halifax attorney, Morrison was appointed to the Halifax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court bench for the Tenth Judicial District in August.

Tenth Judicial Circuit Judges Cunningham, Leslie and White selected Morrison to fill a seat vacated last year with the retirement of Michael Rand.

Several candidates, including Morrison and Halifax attorney Tracey Quackenbush Martin, interviewed for the judgeship before the Virginia House and Senate courts earlier this year.

Presiding Judge and Chief Judge S. Anderson Nelson and Judge Marvin Dunkum currently serve the Halifax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

The 10th Judicial Circuit includes circuit courts in the counties of Halifax, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward.