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Justice French is speaker to OH Lions and Rotary

Justice Judi French of the Supreme Court of Ohio was the featured speaker at the recent joint meeting of the Oak Harbor Lions and Rotary Clubs. Justice French spoke

to members about how cases are generally accepted for review and then decided by all seven justices on the Court. “I was honored to be invited to their meeting and to share with them my experiences and background,” French stated. “I am privileged to serve Ohio’s citizens in this position, and believe that as a public official, it is important to get around the state to talk with people about the judicial branch of our government. Because most of our work on the Court involves ‘reading and writing’ in our offices, this is an opportunity to explain the Court’s procedures.”

“We are thankful for Justice French taking the time from her busy schedule to come and speak with our civic clubs regarding the state’s highest court. We were able to ask many questions of the Justice and found her presentation very enjoyable, personable and interesting,” added Judge Frederick C. (Fritz) Hany, a member of the Lions Club who formally introduced her.

Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court of Ohio, French’s experiences include serving on Ohio’s Tenth District Court of Appeals in Columbus as well as having served as Chief Counsel to then Governor Taft and Former Attorney General Betty Montgomery. Originally from the small town of Sebring, she and her family presently reside in Franklin County.

For more information regarding the OH Lions Club, its upcoming events or to become a member, contact Chris DeTray at 419-898-4455 or for the OH Rotary Club, contact Barry Hall at 419-680-6271.

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