Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor to Speak at Old Trail
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court will discuss the role of the courts and judicial reform as a guest speaker at Old Trail School on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Her appearance will kick off of the school's new "Hear, Here" lecture series for adults in the OTS community and beyond. Featuring two speakers per year, "Hear, Here" is an intimate, moderated discussion that seeks to challenge and broaden our perspectives on contemporary issues. Each evening will feature a public reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails on the Old Trail campus.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Chief Justice O'Connor will speak in the Library Lecture Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m, including a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public with limited space. All attendees are asked to RSVP online here.
Chief O'Connor is the 10th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the first woman to lead the state’s judicial branch.
Elected as a justice in 2002 and re-elected in 2008, voters elevated her to chief justice in 2010 and re-elected her in 2016. She has served as a private lawyer, magistrate, common pleas judge, prosecutor and Ohio lieutenant governor. Chief Justice O’Connor has led significant judicial reforms including a focus on the impact of fines, fees, and bail practices on the poor. She’s a regional and national leader on governmental responses to America’s drug epidemic.