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Judge Gill Selected as CSG Toll Fellow

Image of Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Gill

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Gill.

Image of Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Gill

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Gill.

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Elizabeth Gill was selected as a Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellow for 2013. The Toll Fellowship Program is considered one of the nation’s leading development programs for government officials.

Judge Gill is one of 48 Toll Fellows from across the country representing all three branches of government.¬† The state policymakers will travel to Kentucky in August for an “intellectual boot camp” where the fellows will participate in sessions for personality assessment, media training, and adaptive leadership, among others. ¬†Judge Gill said she is excited to take part in the program.

“I believe participation in the fellowship program will allow me my best opportunity to develop a solid foundation to motivate and implement ongoing system change and reform during the time I am fortunate enough to hold this leadership position as a juvenile/domestic judge,” said Judge Gill.

Judge Gill, who’s currently the lead juvenile judge of Franklin County, applied to become a Toll Fellow because she said she wanted to continue to grow intellectually and learn from her colleagues.

“As elected officials, we work in limited windows of opportunity to effectuate change. Leadership training allows us to enhance our skills and to refocus our energies into immediate and ongoing action,” said Judge Gill. “My ultimate goal is to instill institutional reforms and policies that will continue well beyond my time as a judge.”

Judge Gill started her term in the domestic and juvenile divisions of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in 2007. Before she sat on the bench, Judge Gill was in private practice. She received her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1987.

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