Mesa County has a new arbitrator.
Kevin R. Kennedy was sworn in as magistrate for the 21st Judicial District Monday morning.
He will be handling some domestic relations work along with most of the juvenile delinquent cases in the county.
Family and friends were on hand for the ceremony.
Kennedy began practicing law in Grand Junction in 1993.
He is replacing Cindy Cyphers on the bench, she retired at the end of August.
Kennedy’s first case was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday.