Courthouse Closed on Friday, June 15, 2018

The Lake County Courthouse and West Annex (Probate) will be closed on Friday, June 15, 2018, due to water main work by the City of Painesville.


Judge Falkowski and DR Court Staff attend annual Law Day Breakfast

Judge Colleen A. Falkowski and the staff of the Domestic Relations Court congratulate the winners of this year’s President’s Award and Liberty Bell Award, presented during the Lake County Bar Association’s annual Law Day Breakfast on May 1, 2018.

Liberty Bell Award winner Caroline “Connie” Luhta, the owner of Concord Air Park and Concord Township trustee, was honored for her service to the legal community over the years, serving on the Grievance Committee as the non-lawyer member.

President’s Award winner Attorney Michael Lucas was honored for his years of legal practice, along with the respect and collegiality that he fosters in the legal community. The award is given to a local attorney who has provided outstanding leadership and service to the community and within the legal profession.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick Fischer gave the keynote address, in which he discussed the meaning of the doctrine of Separation of Powers, and especially the importance of the Judicial Branch. He paid homage to the Founding Fathers who crafted our system of government with intrinsic checks and balances; thanked all of the members of the judiciary in attendance; and expressed a hope for a better understanding of these coequal branches in the future.

Below are some images from this event.

 

           

Connie Luhta                                        Mike Lucas

 

           

Mike Lucas                                           Justice Patrick Fischer


Judge Falkowski Speaks at Annual Pinwheels for Prevention

Judge Falkowski spoke at the annual Pinwheels for Prevention program on April 11, part of Nation Child Abuse Prevention Month. She asked all residents of Lake County to be vigilant and look out for the safety of children in our community. Each pinwheel planted outside the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services represents a Lake County child who has been served throughout the prior year. The full article is available here.


The Domestic Relations Court Congratulates Jessica Wright, one of our GALs, on her Award

Lake County attorney Jessica Wright, who serves as Guardian ad Litem on cases in the Lake County Domestic Relations Court, received the Child Advocate of the Year Award, given at the Lake County Job and Family Service’s Pinwheels for Prevention Program, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The video is available here:


Courthouse Closed for Memorial Day

The Lake County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


Courthouse Closed for Presidents’ Day

The Lake County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.


Courthouse Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Lake County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.


Courthouse Closed for New Year’s Day

The Lake County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Courthouse Closed for Christmas

The Lake County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 26.


Courthouse Closed for Thanksgiving

The Lake County Courthouse will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, November 27.