Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ohio Judges Retiring

The Dispatch today brings the story of two long-term judges retiring from the bench at the start of the new year. According to the story, the departures signal the start of a wave of looming retirements.

"In Ohio, judges aren’t permitted to begin a term after turning 70. Nearly one-fourth of the 45 sitting judges in Franklin County courts — Common Pleas, Domestic Relations, Municipal and Appeals — can’t run again."

Curious about pursuing a career on the bench? Try starting with a clerkship, and take a look at In Chambers: A Guide for Judicial Clerks and Externs or Judicial Clerkships: A Practical Guide. You may also want to peruse our list of judicial biographies. Some are available electronically if you can't bear to come in to the library over the semester break.