Welcome to the Bench, Week of February 11th 2020

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.

CORRECTION: Robert Barrett is commissioner of finance for the Department of Commerce and Insurance in Missouri, not Nevada, as was mistakenly reported in the December 2019 Welcome to the Bench.

Gregory J. Styduhar, District Court, Pueblo County, Colorado
Tanya Brinkley, Circuit Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Bradley Butler, District Court, Breckinridge, Grayson and Meade counties, Kentucky
Jacqueline Caldwell, Court of Appeals, Washington County, Kentucky
Kenneth Goff, Circuit Court, Breckinridge, Grayson and Meade counties, Kentucky
Julie Goodman, Circuit Court, Fayette County, Kentucky
Joe Hendricks, Circuit Court, Logan and Todd counties, Kentucky
Lisa Jones, Circuit Court, Daviess County, Kentucky
Christopher Shea Nickell, Supreme Court, Kentucky
Kent Varney, Circuit Court, Pike County, Kentucky
Jane Bowman, Tax Court, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Rebecca A. Slezak, Superior Court, New York
Samuel F. Bluedorn, Family Court, Trumbull County, Ohio
Teresa Welch, District Court, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties Utah
Kristine Johnson, District Court, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties, Utah
Michelle Gehlsen, District Court, King County, Washington
Anthony Gipe, Municipal Court, King County, Washington
Jill Klinge, District Court, King County, Washington
Kevin Peck, District Court, King County, Washington
Melissa Lin Jones, U.S. Department of Labor Benefits Review Board, Washington, D.C.

Know of a new judge (of any kind) we’ve missed? Let us know with an email to njc-communications@judges.org.

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