New Montgomery municipal judge sworn-in

Updated: Nov. 13, 2020 at 4:07 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson was sworn-in Friday to fill one of Montgomery’s municipal judge vacancies.

Dunson was approved for the position at the Montgomery City Council’s Oct. 6 meeting.

According to Court Administrator Ken Nixon, Judge Dunson becomes the fourth judge on the court and is replacing Virgil Ford.

She and others serve two-year terms that are considered part-time. That is not the case for the presiding judge, however.

Nixon said the city may pursue having a second full-time judge in the future, but that it’s currently unnecessary due to the pandemic and limited dockets.

Dunson’s first docket is set for Thursday.

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