The VWAA congratulates the Honorable Melissa W. Friedman on assuming office on November 30, 2020 as a judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Roanoke. The General Assembly has, during this year’s session, now certified her full six-year appointment. The VWAA also congratulates Judge-Elect Heather P. Ferguson on her election to the 23rd Judicial Circuit Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Roanoke. They will bring the number of women judges on the Roanoke Juvenile and Domestic Relations bench to four out of five. Both have been members of the Roanoke Chapter of the VWAA before their elevation to the Bench.