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Akron Municipal Court’s Family Intervention Court, OVI Court to have new leaders in 2019

December 20, 2018

Akron Municipal Court’s Family Intervention Court, OVI Court to have new leaders in 2019

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Municipal Court’s Family Intervention Court and Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated (OVI) Court will have new leaders beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Ron Cable will serve as presiding judge of the Family Intervention Court and Nicole Walker will serve as presiding judge of the OVI Court. Cable and Walker were elected to the bench in 2017.

Both courts are specialized dockets that focus on specific offenses and use techniques to hold offenders accountable while addressing the underlying cause of their behavior. In 2017, both courts earned a three-year recertification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets.

Cable will replace Kathryn Michael, who has served as the presiding judge for Family Intervention Court since 2009. Michael will serve as the presiding judge of the Domestic Violence Court at Summit County Common Pleas Court beginning January 1, 2019.

Walker will replace Michael and Annalisa S. Williams, who have shared the responsibilities of presiding over OVI Court since January 2017. Williams will continue to lead the Mental Health Court and the Peace of Mind Probation Program.

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