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Judges on the move

As the year draws to a close, two Virginia judges (and one former judge) have announced career changes for 2010:

Petersburg J&DR Judge James Hume plans to trade the bench for the pulpit after he steps down this month. A 2006 graduate of the Virginia Union University School of Theology, Judge Hume plans to focus full-time on the ministry. “I’ll start contacting churches with vacant pulpits,” he told the The Progress-Index.

Former Norfolk Circuit judge and veteran prosecutor Chuck Griffith will leave the Virginia Beach prosecutor’s office in February for a federal job in the Washington area. In his new position, he will prosecute high-profile drug cases, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

Nottoway County Circuit Judge Thomas V. Warren, the longest-serving circuit judge in Virginia, will step down after 32 years. In an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Judge Warren reflects on some of his career highlights.

By Sarah Rodriguez

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