• Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

Court of Appeals takes the court to the community

Judge Marilyn Zayas (center) with community members. Photo provided

Hamilton County’s First District Court of Appeals will be taking the court to different communities and all are welcome to attend.

When Judge Marilyn Zayas was elected in November of 2016, she decided that the community should have more knowledge about the Court of Appeals. Growing up in a tough neighborhood in New York City, Judge Marilyn Zayas understands the value that exposure to new experiences brings.

“In these community offsite court sessions, real court cases will be heard the same as if we were in our usual courtroom,” shared Zayas. “It is my hope that there will be more sites that can accommodate the court, and we can hold more arguments and enlarge Hamilton County’s access to and knowledge of the Court of Appeals,” she further stated.

The Court of Appeals is where individuals seek review of a decision made in a lower court. One side argues that the trial court made a mistake that should be fixed by the Court of Appeals. The other side argues that what took place in the trial court was proper under the law. A three judge panel presides over each case. The goal is that the diversity of experiences of these judges will culminate together and create the most optimum review of the case.


A list of the upcoming offsite sessions are as follows:

Date & Time Location Judges
Monday, September 11 @ 9 A.M. Colerain Township Administrative Building; 4200 Springdale Road Judge Marilyn Zayas

Judge Dennis Deters

Judge Chip Miller

Monday, September 25 @ 9 A.M. Anderson Township Building; 7850 Five Mile Road Judge Marilyn Zayas

Judge Dennis Deters

Judge Chip Miller

Monday, October 2 @ 9:30 A.M. U.C. Law School; 2540 W Clifton Ave., Room 114 Judge Marilyn Zayas

Judge Beth Myers

Judge Chip Miller