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Judge Jan Long Elected Chair to Judicial College Board of Trustees

Image of Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division Judge Jan Long

Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division Judge Jan Long.

Image of Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division Judge Jan Long

Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division Judge Jan Long.

Judge Jan Long was recently elected as chairman to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College Board of Trustees. ¬†Judge Tom Marcelain of Licking County Common Pleas Court was elected vice-chair, and Magistrate Bill Rickrich of Licking County was elected secretary.

Judge Long has served on the Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division in Circleville since 1996. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Long was a state senator for the 17th District of Ohio since 1986. Judge Long also served as the Pickaway County assistant prosecutor.

“I am honored to serve as chairman of the Judicial College Board of Trustees,” Long said.“I believe that through the dedication and efforts of our staff, Ohio offers the finest continuing judicial education to our judges throughout the state. I look forward to serving as the chairman to continue these efforts.”

Judge Long serves as co-chairman of the Ohio Judicial Conference Probate Law and Procedure Committee and co-chairman of the OJC Legislative Committee. He is also on the conference’s Executive and Juvenile Law and Procedure committees. Judge Long graduated from Capital University Law School.

The Judicial College, an office within the Supreme Court, was created in 1976 to help judges meet their mandatory education requirements. It is partially funded by attendee registration fees and federal grants.

Consisting of 10 members plus the chief justice, who serves ex officio, the trustees provide advice to the Judicial College. The membership consists of seven judges appointed by the various judicial associations, one magistrate appointed by the Ohio Association of Magistrates, and two judges appointed by the chief justice.