Welcome to the Bench, August 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.

Mark Conner, Superior Court, Sussex County, Delaware
Shanaya Eyong, Justice of the Peace Court, New Castle County, Delaware
Brett Graves, Justice of the Peace Court, Sussex County, Delaware
Catherine Hester, Justice of the Peace Court, Sussex County, Delaware
Monica Horton, Court of Common Pleas, New Castle County, Delaware
Francis Jones, Jr., Superior Court, New Castle County, Delaware
Francis Mieczkowski, Family Court Commissioner, New Castle County, Delaware
Rae Mims, Court of Common Pleas, Sussex County, Delaware
Walter Newton, Justice of the Peace Court, New Castle County, Delaware
Candace Whitelock, Justice of the Peace Court, Sussex County, Delaware
Rex Gradeless, Department of Employment Security, Illinois
Carol Melton, Department of Children & Family Services Administrative Hearings Unit, Illinois
Jacob Smith, Department of Children & Family Administrative Hearings Unit, Illinois
Karen E. Mayberry, Immigration Court, U.S. Department of Justice
Mary L. C. Daniel, District Court, Clarke, Frederick, Winchester, Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties, Virginia
Afshin Farashahi, District Court, Accomack, Northampton and Virginia Beach counties, Virginia
Robin Mayer, District Court, Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Buena Vista, Craig, Highland, Lexington, Rockbridge, Staunton, Waynesboro counties, Virginia
Lynda P. Ramsey, District Court, Brunswick, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Prince George, Surry and Sussex counties, Virginia
Sonya L. Sacks, District Court, Alexandria County, Virginia
Lorrie A. Sinclair Taylor, District Court, Fauquier, Loudoun and Rappahannock counties, Virginia

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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