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Ohio Judicial Conference Elects Officers

After his election last week, Clermont County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge James A. Shriver will begin a two-year term as chair of the Ohio Judicial Conference on Oct. 1.

He was among six judges elected as officers of the conference. The others include:

  • Twelfth District Court of Appeals Judge Stephen W. Powell as chair-elect.
  • Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce A. Campbell as first vice chair.
  • Portage County Domestic Relations Court Judge Paula C. Giulitto as second vice chair.
  • Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge John M. Durkin as immediate past chair.
  • Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor as honorary chair.

After serving as a judge for 18 years on the Clermont County Municipal Court, Judge Shriver was appointed in 2013 to the probate/juvenile bench. He won election in 2014 to a full six-year term. He organized Ohio’s first OVI Court and now operates a Family Dependency Treatment Court to address the needs of drug addicts whose children have been removed and placed in the temporary custody of children’s services.

“I am both humbled and honored that the judges of Ohio have placed their confidence and trust in me to lead the Ohio Judicial Conference in this time of a new beginning,” Judge Shriver said. “Public confidence in our judicial system is essential to maintaining an orderly democratic society. I look forward to working closely with judges, courts and other entities to ensure the fair, effective and efficient administration of justice. Our organization must encourage and facilitate initiatives at the state and local level to enhance public knowledge about the justice system and the role of courts. I look forward to working with all to further improve the quality of justice for all Ohio citizens.”

As the organization of all Ohio judges, the conference promotes the fair and effective administration of justice throughout the state. It was founded in 1963.