Courthouse Closed for Labor Day

The Courthouse will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Courthouse will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 5.


Judge Falkowski Participates in Pinwheels for Prevention

Judge Falkowski participated in the annual Pinwheels for Prevention program as part of Nation Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheels represent Lake County children who have been served by the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services throughout the prior year. The full article is available here.


Lake County Courthouse Acquires Facility Dog

Atticus has been a member of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas since 2016. An article about him can be found here.


Judge Falkowski Speaks at United Way Women’s Leadership Council

Judge Falkowski was part of a panel of women leaders who spoke at a United Way Women’s Leadership Council event. The full article is available here.


Lake County DR Court gets Grant for Civil Protection Order ID Cards

The Lake County Domestic Relations Court was the recipient of a technology grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio for the purchase of a printer to create domestic violence civil protection order identification cars. The full article is available here.


Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Honors Judge Falkowski

Lake County Domestic Relations Judge Colleen A. Falkowski is the recipient of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s 2015 Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service. She received the award during the Ohio State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. The full article is available here, with more information here.


Ohio Supreme Court Honors Judge Falkowski for Legal Clinic

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor recognized Lake County Domestic Relations Court Judge Colleen A. Falkowski on her pioneering legal clinics. The Clinics bring together volunteer attorneys and low-income individuals who could not otherwise afford legal services for help filing their divorces. The full article is available here.


“What About Me?” Recognized by Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor recognized the Lake County Domestic Relations Court’s pioneering “What About Me?” program for children whose parents are divorcing in her State of the Judiciary Address. Full article is available here.


Judge Falkowski attends Ohio Supreme Court DR Summit

Lake County Domestic Relations Judge Colleen A. Falkowski attended the Ohio Supreme Court’s Domestic Relations Summit, with a focus on assessing domestic relations cases and locating community resources to help Lake County Families. The full article is available here.


Lake County DR Court Hosts Inaugural Legal Clinic

The Lake County Domestic Relations Court and Judge Colleen A. Falkowski host the inaugural Legal Clinic for low-income residents, with local attorneys volunteering their time. The full article is available here.