TFOJE Public Forums

The Task Force on Judicial Excellence plans to host six, topic-specific public forums at different locations in Cuyahoga County to elicit ideas and stimulate discussion on ways to improve the manner in which Ohioans elect their judges.

Please join us and provide us with your thoughts and suggestions.

Forums to be held in 2011 include:

  • Taking A Hard Look At Who Runs For Judge: A Discussion About Judicial Qualifications Committees (Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m., Case Western Reserve School of Law)
  • What We Know About Judicial Elections in Ohio – creating a “baseline” for judicial election processes in Ohio, and especially Cuyahoga County (Feb. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law)
  • Judge4Yourself – the leadership of Judge4Yourself will explain what that group does and the strengths and weaknesses of the rating system used (April 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., Mt. Sinai Baptist Church)
  • Running for Judge – judicial candidates will be invited to describe their experiences in running for judicial office and party leaders will discuss how candidates are recruited and endorsed (canceled, rescheduled date and place TBD)
  • Fundraising in Judicial Elections – exploring the changing landscape of judicial elections under recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court that allow unlimited corporate donations, party affiliations for judicial candidates, and issue-specific campaigning (Aug. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m., place TBD)
  • Public Comment – a wrap-up and discussion of lessons learned (Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., place TBD)

Click here to visit our Resources page to find transcipts, summaries and video from the forums.