Municipal Court Judge Michael Beecher has been selected 1987 presiding judge of West Orange County Municipal Court in Westminster, replacing Alan N. McKone.
Beecher, who was elected unanimously by his fellow judges, has served on the West Orange County bench since March, 1982. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law.
McKone was chosen unanimously to serve as assistant presiding judge for 1987. He has been a judge in the Westminster court since March, 1972.
The term of presiding Municipal Court judge is one year.