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Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association
3515 Spencer Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

About Us...........
The purpose of the Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association is to promote the general welfare of its Members by providing training and education in the areas of court/judicial/law enforcement activities through courtroom supervision, services, transportation and other training programs and conferences.All court officers and bailiffs in Ohio courts are encouraged to join the Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association. 

Please go to the membership page for more information and to download a membership application......


The Association is dedicated to "Maximizing Excellence" for court officers and provides the following opportunities for each member to participate in this endeavor:

  • Network with other court officers from across the state
  • Serve in leadership roles within the Association as an officer, director, or committee chairperson
  • Serve on state and local committees and have positive impact on issues which relate to you as a court officer
  • Receive statewide and local recognition for exemplary performance
  • Attend quality training programs


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Cleveland Municipal Court, Franklin County Municipal Court Vacancies Filled

Staff Report | May 2016

Gov. John R. Kasich on April 12 filled vacancies on the Cleveland Municipal Court and the Franklin County Municipal Court.

Cuyahoga County Probate Court Magistrate Janet Rath Colaluca will replace retired Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela R. Stokes in early May. Meanwhile, Jodi L. Thomas, a public defender in Franklin County, will replace retired Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Scott D. VanDerKarr on April 29.

Colaluca must win in the November 2017 general election to retain the seat for a full term commencing Jan. 2, 2018. Thomas must win in the November 2017 general election to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2019.

This is the second appointment to the bench for Colaluca. Gov. Kasich appointed her in December 2012 to the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court where she served from January 2013 to January 2015. Colaluca received her bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. She was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on Nov. 18, 1991. Colaluca is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Thomas received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her law degree from Capital University Law School. She was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on May 20, 2002. Thomas received the Model of Justice Award from the Justice League of Ohio in 2015 as well as the ADAMH Attorney of the Year.

Career Opportunities

The Supreme Court of Ohio provides this listing of job openings as a service to the courts of Ohio and members of the public. The jobs posted are not positions offered by the Supreme Court and applicants should apply directly with the listed employer. The Supreme Court is not responsible for the employment process for the listed job postings nor does it serve as a contact on behalf of each listed employer. All questions should be referred to the listing employer. The Supreme Court does not make any representations or guarantees about the accuracy of the position descriptions posted. 

To apply for all other job postings: Please submit resume information to the address provided in the employment announcement. All inquiries regarding the positions listed below should be directed to the hiring agency and NOT the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court - Human Resources Director

Family and Youth Law Center - Executive Director

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio - Chief U.S. Pretrial Services & Probation Officer

Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court - Family Dependency Treatment Coordinator

Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court - Court Reporter (Magistrates)

Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court - Staff Attorney

Franklin County Municipal Court - Victim Assistant

Judicial Branch of Indiana - Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Judicial Administration

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Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress.....

Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Engaging in healthy activities and getting the right care and support can put problems in perspective and help stressful feelings subside in a few days or weeks. Some tips for beginning to feel better are:

  • Take care of yourself.
    • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
    • Exercise on a regular basis
    • Get plenty of sleep
    • Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out
  • Talk to others. Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a parent, friend, counselor, doctor, or pastor.

  • Avoid drugs and alcohol. Drugs and alcohol may seem to help with the stress. In the long run, they create additional problems and increase the stress you are already feeling.

  • Take a break. If your stress is caused by a national or local event, take breaks from listening to the news stories, which can increase your stress.​

Recognize when you need more help.

 If problems continue or you are thinking about suicide, talk to a psychologist, social worker, or professional counselor.