"Achieving Justice" with Erica Voorhees
Erica Voorhees is running in the November election for judge of the Ninth District Court of Appeals. She is currently a magistrate judicial attorney for Judge Kathryn Michael in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
In this latest installment of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Ms. Voorhees talks about the role of a magistrate, the importance of jury instructions in a trial, and the perspective she would bring to the job as a judge on the Ninth District Court of Appeals serving Medina, Summit and Wayne counties.
No stranger to the hard work of a campaign, she shares what it was like working three jobs to get through law school and achieving becoming a lawyer. Magistrate Vorhees also shares her devotion to family and to those in the community suffering from the effects of human trafficking.
Justice Brunner started "Achieving Justice" in 2020 during her campaign for the Ohio Supreme Court. The program provides education about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community.
“Serving the people and the cause of justice is one of the most important callings in our democratic system,” Justice Brunner said. “I believe that the more information the public has about the courts, their judges, and judicial candidates, the stronger our system is.”
Ms. Voorhees previously served as a staff attorney for the Summit County Legal Defender’s Office and the Stark County Public Defender Office. She is currently a member of the Akron Bar Association, Wayne County Bar Association, Medina County Bar Association, Akron Bar Association’s Women in Law Committee, Federated Democratic Women of Ohio, and the Federated Democratic Women's Caucus of Summit County. She is a meal volunteer for Rahab Ministries and a Volunteer for St. Bernard's Hot Meal Program.
Justice Brunner is a candidate for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in 2022.