PHOENIX (AP) — A former law clerk for an Arizona Court of Appeals judge is returning to the mid-level appellate court as a judge.
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday announced the appointment of state Special Assistant Attorney General Angela Paton to fill a Court of Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Lawrence Winthrop.
Paton, a Republican, worked as a law clerk for appellate Judge Patrick Irvine for a year after graduating from the Arizona State University law college.
She since has spent most of her legal career at the attorney general's office. Ducey said Paton has a "profound respect for the separation of powers" between the branches of government.
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