Domestic Relations Summit: Presented by the Supreme Court of OhioA series of images of adults spending time with children

Domestic Relations Summit 2014

Previous Pre-Summit Activities

Second Pre-Summit Activity

Regional Team Meetings

The second Pre-Summit Activity is regional Team Meetings held in November of 2013. Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has charged the judges that preside over domestic relations jurisdictions to lead a delegation of four additional key leaders from their communities who have the vision and ability to effect real change in the lives of children and families in transition. Community justice system partners may include: a member of the bar, Guardian ad litem or custody evaluator, child support enforcement agency representative, victim service provider, and court and/or clerk staff.

To assess the current state of their court, using a facilitator provided by the Supreme Court, teams will complete an assessment of their local case management practices by identifying tasks that each party performs to advance a case through the entire caseflow process. Teams will analyze the case management for steps that can be streamlined, combined, or reorganized. Then, teams will assess their resources. Teams will analyze their resources to ensure their optimal use. Finally, teams will identify challenges and solutions.

There will be no registration fees for these meetings.


November 5, 2013 in Cincinnati

November 6, 2013 in Columbus

November 8, 2013 in Akron

November 12, 2013 in Toledo

First Pre-Summit Activity

Judicial Leadership Seminars

The first Pre-Summit Activity is regional Judicial Leadership seminars for the domestic relations judges held in May of 2013. These judges-only seminars will focus on judicial ethics, managing the domestic relations docket, access to justice, and judicial leadership. The goal for these seminars is to enhance judicial support and leadership strategies for gathering teams of their justice system partners to focus on justice that is timely, safe, fair, and that focuses on the best interest of children. The goal for the summit is to create a high-performing domestic relations court by working together with the court's justice system partners.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor Video

Ethics Scenarios


May 21, 2013 in Cleveland

May 22, 2013 in Dayton

May 23, 2013 in Columbus

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