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Info from - Judge of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas (Term Beginning 01/06/2019)


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Candidate: EUGENE A. LUCCI

Occupation: Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

Education: Master of Judicial Studies, University of Nevada, Reno 2012; J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 1980; B.A., Case Western Reserve University 1975

Work Experience:
Judge 2001-present; Trial Lawyer 1980-2000; Police Officer 1975-1982 and 1994-2000; Acting Judge 1988-2000; Lakeland Community College Adjunct Faculty 1983-present

Judicial Experience (courts and years): Judge, Lake County Common Pleas Court, General Division, 2001-present Acting Judge, Mentor Municipal Court, Acting Judge, 1990-2000 Acting Judge, Painesville Municipal Court, 1988-1990

What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Practicing Trial Attorney, 1980-2000 Lake County Sheriff's Special Detective, 1994-2000 Painesville City Police Patrolman, 1977-1982 University Circle Police Patrolman, 1975-1977 Instructor (Topics: Law, Arrest, Search & Seizure), Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, 1983- present Candidate for Ph.D. in Judicial Studies, University of Nevada, Reno (coursework completed, writing dissertation), anticipated graduation 2019 Inaugural Science & Technology Fellow, Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource certification (ASTAR),Washington DC, Oct 2006 Certificate in Judicial Development, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, National Judicial College, 2004 Instructor, Ohio Judicial College (Topics: public confidence in the judiciary, ethics, the courts and media, science and law, court technology, and judicial security), 2004-present

Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I have held this seat since January 6, 2001, and have instituted many innovations in the court, including the budget, technology, modernization, security, local rules, magistrates and mediators, judicial education, and publication. My docket has been perfectly current for my entire time on the bench. If elected, I want to continue my record of excellence in what would be my last term in this judicial seat.