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Ohio Black Judges Association Holds Inaugural Meeting - CMBA News and Information

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Posted by: Brennan Donnellan on Apr 30, 2021
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From Court News Ohio:

Seeking a “collective voice” to address social and racial injustice, the newly formed Ohio Black Judges Association envisions helping more Black students enter the legal field as lawyers and judges.

“We are committed and passionate about our responsibilities to have a distinct role in addressing issues regarding the administration of justice,” said Judge Emanuella Groves of the Eighth District Court of Appeals and the incoming chair of the association.

Of the 723 judgeships in Ohio, only 56 are held by African Americans.

The Ohio Black Judges Association was formed in January as a resource for black judges in continuing their legal education and to encourage young Black people to enter the legal field.

“We believe our collective voice will be impactful,” Judge Groves said at the group’s inaugural meeting, held this week via Zoom.

You can read the entire story from Court News Ohio at this link.



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