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Charlottesville-area defender elected to Va. Court of Appeals

Lisa Lorish. Photo courtesy University of Virginia School of Law.
Lisa Lorish. Photo courtesy University of Virginia School of Law.(UVA)
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 10:20 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville-based public defender and University of Virginia professor has been elected to serve on the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Lisa Lorish, a UVA School of Law graduate, was one of eight new nominees to the court, which Virginia Democrats voted to expand from 11 to 17 judges.

The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate agreed on the list of candidates Monday, August 9.

Lorish will be the first federal public defender on the court and one of four women in the new group.

The candidates were certified Tuesday, August 10, and then voted on by both the House and Senate.

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