Welcome to the Bench, Week of May 21st 2018

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

Christopher A. Niesen, District Court Judge, Minnesota
Victoria R. Breslan, Associate Judge, Illinois
Ashlee Harris, Municipal Court Judge, Missouri
Jesus A. Rodriguez, County Superior Court, California
Michael A. Gaten, Circuit Court, Virginia
Amanda Burrows SC, District Court, Washington
John Prior, District Court, Washington
Jerry Iannece, Criminal Court, New York
Annette Llewellyn, Circuit Court, Missouri
Elizabeth Green Messer, Circuit Court, Kentucky

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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