It’s official! Welcome, Judge Godkin

The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation welcomed its newest jurist on Friday, January 17. Pele I. Godkin is now a judge on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, sitting in Nashville. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle administered the oath at the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the Tennessee State Capitol.

Photos by Kyle Jones, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.


Judge Pele Godkin offers a few remarks after her swearing-in last week.


Judge Pele Godkin (center) dons her judicial robe for the first time with the assistance of Abbie Hudgens, Administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle, left, looks on after administering the oath.

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