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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
 Lynn Diamond, District Court, 360-786-5562

Buckley Sworn in as District Court Judge

OLYMPIA -- Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst will formally swear in the newly appointed Thurston County District Court Judge, M. Brett Buckley tomorrow. (3/23)  The ceremony will take place at 3:30 PM in Building Two of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex in room 129.  

Judge Buckley served as a Thurston County District Court Commissioner for 10 years prior to his appointment as District Court Judge by the Board of Thurston County Commissioners earlier this month.  He has actively participated in many committees such as the District and Municipal Court Judges Association and local Domestic Violence Committees in addition to presenting at state judicial training conferences.

Judge Buckley says, "I extend my gratitude to the Board of Commissioners for their confidence with my appointment.  It has been an honor to serve on the District Court bench for the last 10 years."

Buckley will serve as District Court Department Three Judge.  The courthouse is located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia .


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3