Reporters of Judicial Decisions Attend Conference at Ohio Supreme Court
Court employees whose primary responsibility is to prepare their courts’ opinions for publication are meeting in Columbus this week. The 35th annual meeting of the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions will wrap up Sunday at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, home of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Founded in 1982, association members work at supreme courts, appellate courts, international trade courts, and tax courts in the United States and internationally.
In addition to several business meetings, the association agenda includes educational sessions devoted to legal writing and personal help, such as “How to Cope with Burnout and Compassion Fatigue,” and another seminar devoted to the study of reporting judicial opinions on Ohio’s frontier in the 1800s. Former Supreme Court Justice – and current state representative— Robert Cupp led attendees on a tour of the Ohio Statehouse. Guests also toured the Moyer Judicial Center.
The Supreme Court’s Office of the Reporter publishes Supreme Court opinions, entries, miscellaneous orders, announcements, and final versions of rules to the website and hundreds of courts of appeal and trial court opinions in the Ohio Official Reports.
Supreme Court Assistant Reporter Mary Joe Beck serves as secretary of the association and as its external outreach committee chair.