Murphy named Fifth Judicial District administrative judge

Murphy named Fifth Judicial District administrative judge
(Source: New York Court System)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WWNY) - New York's Fifth Judicial District has a new administrative judge.

The Hon. James Murphy has been appointed to the job, which entails overseeing trial-level courts in six counties, including Jefferson and Lewis.

Murphy had been acting administrative judge following the passing of his predecessor, Judge Jim Tormey, who died on June 22.

In a press release, court officials praised Murphy for his integrity and fairness.

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