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Gov.

Snyder makes reappointment to Appellate Defender Commission


Friday, June 13, 2014

LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Douglas Messing, of
Wixom, to the Appellate Defender Commission.
The seven-member commission develops a system of indigent appellate defense services, and
oversees the State Appellate Defender Office and Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System.
I am happy to reappoint Doug. He has been a great asset to the commission, Snyder said.
Messing is the assistant research director for the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has more than 25
years of experience with appellate case management and procedure, previously serving in
numerous capacities for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Messing earned a bachelors degree in
psychology from the University of Dayton and a degree from the Detroit College of Law. He will
continue to represent the Court of Appeals.
Messing will serve a four-year term expiring May 24, 2018. His appointment is not subject to the
advice and consent of the Senate.
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