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Judicial College Board Elects Officers

Image of Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas M. Marcelain, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Judge Diane M. Palos, and Licking County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate C. William Rickrich

From left: Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas M. Marcelain, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Judge Diane M. Palos, and Licking County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate C. William Rickrich.

Image of Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas M. Marcelain, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Judge Diane M. Palos, and Licking County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate C. William Rickrich

From left: Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas M. Marcelain, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Judge Diane M. Palos, and Licking County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate C. William Rickrich.

The Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College Board of Trustees elected officers at a meeting on Friday and welcomed three new members.

Created in 1976, the Judicial College helps judges meet their mandatory education requirements. It is partially funded by attendee registration fees and federal grants.

Ten members serve as trustees and 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.

The three-member leadership team for 2014 includes:

  • Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas M. Marcelain, chair, who was reappointed to a second three-year term.
  • Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Judge Diane M. Palos, vice chair.
  • Licking County Domestic Relations Court Magistrate C. William Rickrich, secretary.

The newest trustees, whose three-year terms end December 31, 2016, include:

  • Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi.
  • Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge John (Jack) M. Durkin.
  • Erie County Probate Court Judge Beverly K. McGookey.

While not brand new, Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge Julia L. Dorrian joined as a trustee in December to fill the unexpired term of fellow panel member Judge Peggy L. Bryant, who died August 7, 2013.

Rounding out the membership are three judges continuing their service who include:

  • Lakewood Municipal Court Judge Patrick J. Carroll.
  • Findlay Municipal Court Judge Jonathan P. Starn.
  • Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Melody J. Stewart.
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