Chief Justice Delivers Her Last State of the Judiciary

Chief Justice O'Connor recapped her 12 years leading Ohio's judicial system and shared her vision with what she would like to see happen in the state's courts.

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor delivered her final State of the Judiciary address Thursday to more than 400 judges gathered at the Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting in Columbus and streamed live to all Ohioans...

Among the top issues Ohio courts have addressed in recent years is the opioid epidemic. The chief justice praised the judicial officers for their roles in trying to deal with the crisis.

She noted that in 2013, Ohio began certifying specialized dockets to tackle cases involving offenders with drug and alcohol abuse and mental health disorders.