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Children & Families

The Children & Families Section provides technical assistance, training, and policy recommendations to improve court performance in cases involving children and families.

The Advisory Committee on Children & Families makes policy recommendations to the Supreme Court of Ohio through the section. Current projects include developing policy to respond to child abuse, neglect and dependency; adult guardianship standards; domestic relations forms; and family law reform legislation.

Technical assistance is provided by the section through consultation with local courts and publications. The section also staffs roundtables which allow court personnel to discuss common issues and share perspectives on current practice needs. The section collaborates with other sections within the Office of Court Services to provide training on caseflow management and standards of practice.


Summer and Fall 2024 Legal Externship Opportunity

The Children & Families Section has a legal extern opportunity for the Summer and Fall 2024 semester.

Additional Information

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, email your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@sc.ohio.gov by Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Be sure to include a cover letter, indicate the office you are interested in, and the level of law school you have completed.

Contact Information

Children & Families Section
Court Services
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431

Manager:
David Edelblute
614.387.9384

Policy Counsel:
Kyana Pierson, Esq.
614.387.9387

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