I am not sure how long Gerald E. Fuerst has been the Clerk of Court in Cuyahoga County, but the County posted his job on August 15th, and it is still pending. According to the Clerk's employment web site page, the position will remain open until it is filled. The preview of the job shows a salary range of $86,000 - $125,000 and general job requirements. The job responsibilities are also listed and include: being the official record keeper for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions and the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Appellate District in Ohio; receiving and collecting statutory fees and court ordered fines and costs; calling jurors; maintaining search warrants; expunging records; and other duties.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason has tendered his resignation early and will leave his position effective October 1, 2012 for a job in private practice as a partner with the Cleveland office of the Columbus law firm of Bricker & Eckler LLP. Mason's term was scheduled to conclude at the end of the year, after which he had indicated he would not be running for the office of Prosecutor again. Former Judge Tim McGinty has been chosen to replace him temporarily until a new Prosecutor can be chosen in the November 6th election. Mason's resignation letter indicates that he will work with Bricker's public sector clients on issues of consolidation, shared services, and collaboration. Mason credits his tenure with taking a "tough stance on crime," establishing community-based criminal prosecution, and creating an "efficient and effective" prosecutor's office.
"Ohio Supreme Court justices are paid $141,600 annually, far below California’s $218,237. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is paid $150,850, less than the average $157,759 for comparable top court judges in other states and well below California’s $228,856.
Ohio appellate judges receive $132,000, common pleas judges $121,350, full-time municipal judges $114,000, and part-time municipal and county court judges $65,650."
As part of helping someone with appellate research this week, I came across a great summary of en banc decisions from the 8th District Court of Appeals for the period 2010 through July 2011. Although the Court provides a disclaimer that the summaries are not legal advice or opinions, some of the summaries are actual journal entries issued by the Court. Click here for a link to a location for accessing full text opinions of the Court.