Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Chris Palmer as a circuit judge to temporarily fill the seat of Jay Moody, who was confirmed as a U.S. district judge in February.
Palmer of Little Rock will preside in the Third Division of the 6th Judicial District until Dec. 31, Beebe said in a statement. He's a litigation partner at the Little Rock law firm Wilson & Associates PLLC, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He replaces Moody, whom the U.S. Senate confirmed Feb. 25 as a district judge in the Eastern District of Arkansas to fill the post vacated by Judge Susan Webber Wright of Little Rock, who had assumed senior status.