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Ohio Supreme Court Hosts Midwest Chief Justices

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Ten Midwestern states were represented at a conference of justices and administrators held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Image of men and women lined up on a marble staircase inside the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center

Ten Midwestern states were represented at a conference of justices and administrators held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

State supreme court chief justices, associate justices, and administrators from 10 states attended a regional meeting on October 15-16 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus.

The Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators of the Midwest region met to discuss current issues, including policy implications of police body cameras, trends in judicial campaign ethics, and equal access to justice.

“All the regions have these types of meetings in an attempt to focus on the issues in a geographic area. We have common issues and this gives us an opportunity to share ideas and solutions. The Ohio Supreme Court and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor are very gracious to host the conference and to share this wonderful facility with us,” South Dakota Chief Justice and Conference of Chief Justices President David Gilbertson said.

Chief Justice O’Connor, along with Justices Paul E. Pfeifer, Judith Ann Lanzinger, and Judith L. French, welcomed their Midwest counterparts.

“We had an informative and engaging conference where we talked about some of the most challenging issues facing our state courts today. Nationally recognized speakers provided a dynamic perspective for our discussions. We also learn much by being able to network with our colleagues,” Chief Justice O’Connor said.

In addition to Ohio and South Dakota, other states represented at the meeting were Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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