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9th District Court of Appeals Commencing 02/11/23

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 TERM COMM 02/11/23 Salary $167,600Twelve Districts, Three-judge panelsAppellate review of judgments of common pleas, municipal, and county courts; appeals from Board of Tax Appeals; original jurisdiction in select cases.

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    Amber Crowe
    (Dem)

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    Jill R. Flagg Lanzinger
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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2. What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

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Campaign Email letsgovotecrowe@gmail.com
Education The University of Akron School of Law | Akron, OH J.D. - Litigation And Alternative Dispute Resolution 12/2013 · Awarded Certificate in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (2013) The University of Akron-Main Campus | Akron, OH Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Pre-Law, cum laude 05/2010 · Certified in Political Conflict Management by The Center for Conflict Management
Training/Experience Summit County Juvenile Court, Honorable Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio | Akron, OH;Magistrate, 09/2021 – Current
Current Occupation Magistrate-Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division
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Magistrate, Summit County Juvenile Court (2021-Present)

Magistrate/Judicial Attorney, Akron Municipal Court (2020-2021)
I have legal experience which spans across all areas of a courtroom including child protection and criminal felony prosecution experience, experience in private practice representing clients in various courts (municipal, juvenile, appellate, domestic relations, probate, and general division courts of common pleas), experience as a guardian ad litem (with an emphasis on working with victims of human trafficking), and a mediator. Not only do I have litigation experience, but I have also represented clients regarding varying personal concerns outside of the courtroom. I have served as an extern for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, as well as worked for the Summit County Juvenile Court assisting with program development and truancy prevention. I have had the pleasure of serving on various boards of directors for non-profit organizations, and even chaired the Board of Zoning Appeals for my hometown of New Franklin, Ohio. My history demonstrates that no task has ever been too big for me
I am seeking election to the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals for three main reasons: First, I am running for the Ninth District Court of Appeals because people are entitled to have a well-rounded jurist review their case independently and impartially while applying the law in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner. Citizens rely on intermediate courts of appeals to make sure their constitutional rights were not violated at the trial court level, which is why my background as a prosecutor, practitioner, and magistrate are critical. Additionally, I am seeking election to the Ninth District Court of Appeals to help inform citizens about what the Ninth District Court of Appeals does, the importance of the appellate court process, and why it is important to be informed about the members of your local judiciary. Finally, I intend to work tirelessly to restore the faith of the district’s citizens in the idea that a judge can be honest, integral, and committed to ensuring fair acce
Education Judge Jill graduated from the University of Akron School of Law, cum laude (2004). In law school, Judge Jill was a member of the Law Review, an honor reserved for students in the top of their class. Judge Jill graduated from Heidelberg University with a degree in Political Science and Psychology. Judge Jill is also a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.
Training/Experience Judge Jill is the judge of the Barberton Municipal Court. She began her service in the Barberton Municipal Court in February of 2015. She served at the Barberton Municipal Court from Feb. 2015 to March of 2017. In 2015, Judge Jill founded and presided over the Barberton Municipal Drug Court. Judge Jill resumed her service at the Barberton Municipal Court in January of 2020 to the present. Judge Jill now presides over the Barberton Muncipal Mental Health Court. She presides over criminal hearings and trials every day. From April of 2017 to May of 2019, Judge Jill served as a judge of the Summit County Common Pleas Court. During her service at the Summit County Common Pleas Court, Judge Jill presided over criminal and civil trials, inc
Current Occupation Judge
Judge Jill is the judge of the Barberton Municipal Court. She began her service in the Barberton Municipal Court in February of 2015. She served at the Barberton Municipal Court from Feb. 2015 to March of 2017. In 2015, Judge Jill founded and presided over the Barberton Municipal Drug Court. Judge Jill resumed her service at the Barberton Municipal Court in January of 2020 to the present. Judge Jill now presides over the Barberton Muncipal Mental Health Court. She presides over criminal hearings and trials every day.

From April of 2017 to May of 2019, Judge Jill served as a judge of the Summit County Common Pleas Court. During her service at the Summit County Common Pleas Court, Judge Jill presided over criminal and civil trials, including but not limited to Murder, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Robbery, Burglary, and, Child Endangering. Prior to her service as a judge, Judge Jill served as a magistrate of the Akron Municipal Court. In law school, Judge Jill served as a
Judge Jill was a private practice attorney for 10 years. She was a Guardian at Litem in Juvenile Court. Judge Jill worked in the Stark County Prosecutors Office. While practicing law, Judge Jill won a case at the Ohio Supreme Court that enhanced the rights of childhood sex abuse victims.
Appellate courts are responsible for hearing and reviewing appeals from the trial court. I have more than 17 years of combined experience as a trial lawyer and trial judge. I want to use my experience as a trial attorney to make reasonable and intellegent rulings at the appellate level.

At times, the appellate court may decide whether a law is constitutional. I take an oath to follow the law, not to act as a judicial activist. I take that oath very seriously and will follow the law with the appropriate judicial restraint.

For many people, the Ninth District Court of Appeals is a court of last resort. I will review the cases thoroughly and thoughtfully. I will ensure a timely conclusion to a dispute.