Judge Cleo E. Powell was sworn in formally this afternoon as the newest judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals. She had served previously as a general district and circuit judge in Chesterfield County.
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine appointed her in August to fill the vacancy created by his elevation of Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr. from the intermediate appellate court to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
The General Assembly is expected to appoint her to a full eight-year term in January.
By Alan Cooper
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