About Ohiojudicialreform.org

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'ConnorOhioJudicialReform.org was established by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to share materials and research about judicial election reform in Ohio, to share her plan for elevating judicial elections,
and to get feedback about the plan.

Advocating for improvements in the Ohio judicial system is one of the basic duties of the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Constitution established the office of Chief Justice in 1911. Particularly since the passage of the Modern Courts Amendment in 1968, Ohio’s Chief Justices have consistently played a leadership role in advocating for reforms, changes, and improvements in the system.

This is consistent with the Code of Judicial Conduct, which states: “A judge should initiate and participate in activities for the purpose of promoting public understanding of and confidence in the administration of justice.” 1.2 (Comment 6).

Citizens and interested parties are encouraged to read Chief Justice O’Connor’s plan, study the resources available here, and share feedback and ideas.

We all have a stake in strong courts, and that starts with having the best possible system for electing judges to serve on the bench.

For comments and questions about the plan, click here. For questions and comments about the content of the website, please email: info@ohiojudicialreform.org.