Posted at: 06/29/2013 11:06 AM
Updated at: 06/29/2013 3:26 PM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Clovis attorney to a fill a vacancy on the Ninth Judicial District Court bench.
The appointment of Fred Van Soelen was announced Friday.
He fills the spot left by the retirement of Judge Teddy Hartley.
The governor's office says Van Soelen has practiced law for more than 14 years in New Mexico.
He was the Ninth Judicial Deputy District Attorney in Clovis before taking his current associate position at the Harmon Law Office.
While Van Soelen worked for the Ninth Judicial District, he was also an instructor at Clovis Community College.
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