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Nov. 4, 2011
Court Professionals Complete Three-Year Training Program

Thirty-five Ohio court professionals earned the Certified Court Manager credential today after completing a three-year professional development program focused on the key skills needed by court leaders. They were recognized at a certification ceremony at the Ohio Judicial Center.

Offered through a partnership between the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Judicial College and the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management since 2002, the Court Management Program addresses specific training needs of court leaders. Several states, including Ohio, bring this training program to court professionals so they don’t have to travel to various national locations to complete the coursework.

The program consisted of five courses designed to develop a participant’s knowledge and skills in court performance standards, fiscal administration, caseflow management, human resources and information technology. The final two-and-one-half-day course provided a historical and societal context for the development of our court system as we know it today and helped participants understand the tensions inherent in the courts’ ability to fulfill their purposes and responsibilities. Participants took two modules per year for three years.

Participants represent all jurisdictions and regions of the state and include court administrators, elected and appointed clerks, chief probation officers and other court staff in management positions. Stark County Family Court Judge Jim D. James offered his congratulations and Supreme Court Administrative Director Steven C. Hollon presented certificates during a ceremony.

Past classes graduated in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Below are the members of the Court Management Program Class of 2011:

In addition, Eric J. Shafer, Montgomery County Juvenile Court Director of Finance/Human Resources, completed partial coursework.

For a high-resolution, print-quality photo of the Court Management Program Class of 2011, visit: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/PIO/news/2011/CMPGrads2011.zip.