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Dec. 21, 2010
Common Pleas Judges Elect 2011 Officers

Hancock County Common Pleas Court Judge Reginald J. Routson will serve as president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association for 2011. He was among a slate of nine officers elected for leadership positions at the group’s annual winter conference earlier this month.

Judge Routson has been a judge since 1988. For 10 years, he served on the Findlay Municipal Court bench before moving on to the common pleas court. He also served as assistant prosecuting attorney for Hancock County for three years. Judge Routson writes and lectures frequently for the Ohio Judicial College, Ohio State Bar Association and other law-related organizations on topics such as OVI, evidence, criminal procedure, constitutional law, jury management issues and new judge education. He earned his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

“I am honored to lead our association into the year 2011,” Judge Routson said. “I will defend Ohio’s common pleas judges when appropriate, promote their interests when necessary, and at all times strive to improve our profession.”

The other judges elected to leadership positions in the association include:

The common pleas judges association’s membership includes all general division judges of the state’s common pleas courts, and its mission is “to improve the law, the legal system and the effective administration of justice.”

Contact: Chris Davey or Bret Crow at 614.387.9250.