Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Support For Judicial Families

From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court:

Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College Offers Support to Judicial Families

Spouses and partners of Ohio judges recently met for a Judicial Family Network program offered by the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College. The Advisory Committee on the Judicial Family Network exists to identify the needs and concerns of judicial families in Ohio and to offer programming, resources, and support to the spouses, partners and children of judges.

On April 18, presenters spoke to the group about substance abuse and mental health issues within the legal and judicial professions, nurturing healthy judicial family relationships, and the use of social media in the courts.

The 18 member advisory committee is appointed by the chief justice. The advisory committee, chaired by Robert Lanzinger, the husband of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger, helps develop and present programs to address the issues judicial families often face and offers strategies for responding to them.

“Besides addressing the unique situations judicial families may encounter while living their private lives in the public eye, the Judicial Family Network also provides an excellent opportunity for the spouses and partners of judges to meet and interact with each other and share their common experiences,” said Sara Stiffler, education services specialist at the Judicial College.

Learn more about the Judicial Family Network here.

(Mike Frisch)

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