GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Grand Rapids’ newest judge was sworn in Friday afternoon at the Kent County Courthouse.
Grand Rapids attorney Jennifer Faber was sworn into the 61st District Court after being nominated for the position by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The ceremony was held in front of Faber’s family, friends, fellow lawyers, and a host of other judges from across Kent County.
Judge Faber takes the spot of Judge J. Michael Christensen, a 13-year veteran of the court who announced his retirement last year.
Snyder is expected to appoint another judge to the court, and is also expected to fill the seat of Judge Benjamin Logan, a 25-year veteran on the bench who retired earlier in 2014 after suffering a serious heart attack.
According to a release from the governor’s office, Faber worked as an attorney with Sherlund, Faber & Van Meter PLLC in Grand Rapids and was previously with Dilley, Dilley, Murkowski & Goller.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.