Welcome to the Bench – State Supreme Courts Chief Justice Edition, January 2021

Congratulations to the following recently appointed or elected chief justices of state supreme courts.

Brian Boatright, chief justice, Colorado Supreme Court
G. Richard Bevan, chief justice, Idaho Supreme Court
John Weimer, chief justice, Louisiana Supreme Court
Kimberly S. Budd, chief justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
James Hardesty, chief justice, Nevada Supreme Court
Gordon MacDonald, chief justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court
Michael E. Vigil, chief justice, New Mexico Supreme Court
Paul Newby, chief justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Jon Jensen, chief justice, North Dakota Supreme Court
Richard Darby, chief justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Steven Jensen, chief justice, South Dakota Supreme Court
Steven González, chief justice, Washington Supreme Court

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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