Chief Justice Envisions Innovation by Courts to Meet State’s Challenges

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor urges judges to carry on with efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, collect data for fairer sentencing, and invest in educating communities about how the courts serve the people they represent.

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor’s retirement from the Supreme Court of Ohio is approaching, but she hopes her vision of “continuous improvement” of the justice system lives on. 

From the devastation the opioid epidemic has inflicted on families and communities to ensuring all individuals have fair and equitable access to the courts, Ohio judges can develop innovative solutions to address the legal system’s challenges, the chief justice said.