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Re-appointment made to Board of Law Examiners

Friday, July 22, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today re-appointed the Honorable Christopher M. Murray to the Board of Law Examiners.

The board is responsible for the investigation and examination of all individuals who initially apply for admission to the state bar.

"I am confident Judge Murray will continue to contribute to the board and use his knowledge and skills to serve the people of Michigan," Snyder said.

Murray, of Grosse Pointe Farms, serves on the Michigan First District Court of Appeals. A member of the Michigan Bar Association, he also serves as treasurer for the Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers and on the board of directors for both the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and the Catholic Lawyers Society. He previously served as a judge on the Wayne Circuit Court in the Family Division, as deputy legal counsel to former Governor John Engler and as an attorney in private practice. Murray is the former chairman of the State Board of Ethics and has served as a member of the Local Government Claims Review Board. He earned a bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College and a law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law.

Murray will serve a five-year term expiring June 30, 2016, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.