Job opening for Family Court Services Evaluator

Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in News

The Court currently has an opening for a an evaluator in our Family Court Services Department. Applicants must hold an Ohio license in social work, family therapy or counseling.

Details on the job posting and instructions to apply can be found by clicking here.

Remember the Children Program is now online

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in News

Due to COVID-19, the Remember the Children Program has moved to an online format. The online e-learning course is now available.

Click here to access the Remember the Children online program.

August 14, 2020 – Judge Cook discusses Family Recovery Court Program – Article in Akron Legal News

Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in News

The Akron Legal News on Friday August 14, 2020 featured an article where Judge Cook discussed the Family Recovery Court Program. A link to the article can be found here:

Domestic Relations Court technology in the era of COVID-19 in the news.

Posted on Aug 7, 2020 in News

The Akron Beacon Journal published an article about local courts’ use of technology as a result of COVID-19. The article details the Domestic Relations Court’s plans to place the Remember the Children program online as a webinar format. The article can be read at the link below:

Family Recovery Court Program in the news

Posted on Aug 7, 2020 in News

The Akron Beacon Journal featured and article about the Family Recovery Court Program at the Summit County Domestic Relations Court. The article can be read at this link:


Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in News

For current policies and hearing procedures, please check the court’s COVID-19 page at the link below:

Appointment of Margaret Scott as Chief Magistrate

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in News

Summit County Domestic Relations Court is pleased to announce that Margaret Scott has been appointed as Chief Magistrate effective January 1, 2020.

Long-time court employee Nancy Crawford retires

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in News

Nancy Crawford, who has been with the court as a Family Court Services Evaluator retired on November 30, 2017 after more than seventeen years with the Domestic Relations Court.

Nancy is pictured in the center of this photo along with the other Family Court Services staff.

Judge Cook’s investiture and Retirement of Judge Carol Dezso

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in News

The Domestic Relations Court bids farewell to Judge Carol Dezso who retires after serving as a Judge in the Domestic Relations Court since 1993.  Judge Dezso’s term ends on January 5, 2017.

Judge Katarina Cook begins her term on the Court on January 6.   A public investiture ceremony will be held on January 5 beginning at 5:00 PM.   A reception with refreshments will begin at 4:30 PM.  See below for details on the investiture ceremony.

Investiture General

Domestic Relations Court to issue CPO ID Cards for Domestic Violence victims

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in News

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court will begin issuing “CPO Cards”, a wallet-sized ID card for domestic violence victims, which will allow easily them to provide relevant information to law enforcement  or other officials.

See the attached press-release for more details.

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