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RESULTS OF THE LORAIN COUNTY BAR
ASSOCIATION’S JUDICIAL BAR POLL

   The Lorain County Bar Association has polled its membership to evaluate the candidates who are on the ballot for the judicial positions in the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ninth District Court of Appeals, the General Division of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, and the Lorain County Domestic Relations Court.  At least 20% of the Association membership must evaluate a candidate in order for his/her scores to be tabulated and reported.  Not all of the candidates received enough evaluations to be scored. 

    Candidates are scored in five different areas (integrity/character, commitment/efficiency, judicial temperament, independence, and legal capacity), on a scale of 1 to 5 (one being unacceptable, and five being excellent).  The results for each area are first tabulated, and then an average score is computed and provides the results.  A candidate with an overall score above 4.25 will be HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, an overall score from 3.0 to 4.25 will be RECOMMENDED, and an overall score below 3.0 will be NOT RECOMMENDED. Bar Association members are instructed to only evaluate a candidate if they have sufficient personal knowledge of his or her qualifications.

    Note that the Bar Association’s survey and report of results DOES NOT constitute an “endorsement” of any single candidate.

    For additional information, you may contact the Lorain County Bar Association (440-323-8416; www.loraincountybar.org; lcba@windstream.net).


LORAIN COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT, GENERAL DIVISION

Full term    MARK BETLESKI                                      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   
commencing
1-3-17

Full term      CHRISTOPHER ROTHGERY                      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
commencing
1-1-17        JAMES BURGE                                      NOT RECOMMENDED

Unexpired    CHRIS COOK                                        HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
term ends
1-4-19        MICHELE SILVA ARREDONDO                   RECOMMENDED

                 WILHELM SPEIGELBERG                          UNABLE TO SCORE


LORAIN COUNTY DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT

Full term      SHERRY GLASS                                   RECOMMENDED
commencing
1-2-17        BENJAMIN DAVEY                                RECOMMENDED

                 DAVID GRAVES                                   UNABLE TO SCORE

                 JENIFER BERKI                                    NOT RECOMMENDED

                 KRISTA MARINARO                              UNABLE TO SCORE


OHIO SUPREME COURT

Full term        MAUREEN O’CONNOR                                  RECOMMENDED
commencing
1-1-17

Full term        COLLEEN O’TOOLE                                      UNABLE TO SCORE
commencing
1-2-17           PAT FISHER                                                 UNABLE TO SCORE


Full term        JOHN O’DONNELL                                        UNABLE TO SCORE
commencing
1-1-17           CYNTHIA RICE                                             UNABLE TO SCORE

                      PAT DEWINE                                              UNABLE TO SCORE


OHIO COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH APPELLATE DISTRICT

Full term        DONNA CARR                                             UNABLE TO SCORE
commencing 2-10-17

Full term        LYNNE CALLAGHAN                                    UNABLE TO SCORE
commencing 2-11-17   

Full term        DIANA STEVENSON                                   UNABLE TO SCORE
Commencing 2-9-17
                     THOMAS TEODOSIO                                  UNABLE TO SCORE

Lorain County Legal Candidates Debate

Hosted by the Lorain County Bar Association

February 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Elyria High School Performing Arts Center
601 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035

Not Familiar with the Judicial or Prosecutor Candidates?
Want to be an Informed Voter?
Then This Event is for You!

This event is open to the public!
Come hear what the candidates have to say!

Participants Include:

Domestic Relations Judge

                                     Democratic Candidates            Republican Candidates
                                        Benjamin Davey                     Krista Marinaro  
                                        Sherry Glass                         Jenifer Berki
                                        David Graves 

General Division Judge #1

                                    Democratic Candidates            Republican Candidates
                                       Christopher Rothgery              No Candidates      
                                       James Burge

General Division Judge #2

                                   Democratic Candidates            Republican Candidates
                                      No Opposition for Primary        Michele Silva Arredondo
                                                                                Wilhelm Speigelberg

Lorain County Prosecutor

                                  Democratic Candidates            Republican Candidates
                                     Dennis Will                            No Candidates      
                                     JD Tomlinson


Listed below are The Legal Aid Society’s upcoming neighborhood clinics. 

At these clinics, attorneys are available for free brief advice on legal matters relating to shelter, safety, consumer issues, and legal issues related to health, education, work, income and immigration.

In addition to providing help via neighborhood clinics – people in need can contact Legal Aid anytime for help – see details at: http://lasclev.org/contact/


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Oberlin Community Services - 285 South Professor Street, Oberlin
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/01212016/

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
Child Support Clinic
Call 888-817-3777 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/01222016/

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Cleveland Public Library – Carnegie West Branch - 1900 Fulton Road
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/01232016/

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
Pro Se Divorce Clinic – Lake County
Call 888-817-3777 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/01272016/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Special Clinic for U.S. Veterans
Call 216-391-0264 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02032016/

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Expungement Clinic
Call 216-391-0264 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02042016/

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Fatima Family Center - 6600 Lexington Road
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02062016/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRAURY 10
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Catholic Charities Ashtabula - 4200 Park Avenue, Third Floor
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02102016/

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Oberlin Community Services- 285 South Professor Street, Oberlin
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02182016/
              
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Cleveland Public Library – Harvard-Lee Branch
16918 Harvard Avenue
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02202016/

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Pro Se Divorce Clinic – Cuyahoga County
Call 888-817-3777 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/02262016/

THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Expungement Clinic
Call 216-391-0264 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/03032016/

SATURDAY, MARCH 5
10:00 – 11:30 AM
West Side Catholic Center - 3135 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/03052016/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Catholic Charities Ashtabula - 4200 Park Avenue, Third Floor
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/03092016/

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Cleveland Public Library – Rice Branch
11535 Shaker Boulevard
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/03122016/

THURSDAY, MARCH 17
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Oberlin Community Services - 285 South Professor Street, Oberlin
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/03172016/

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Pro Se Divorce Clinic – Cuyahoga County
Call 888-817-3777 for an appointment
More info: https://lasclev.org/event/03182016/








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