Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.
Judges aren’t only in charge of making important decisions, they also play a role in helping people and their attorneys navigate their ways through the judicial system. Attorney Lee R. Schroeder thinks that the most important characteristic of a great judge is intelligence, but also important in choosing a great judge are impartiality, patience and more.
A judgeship is no easy job, even though it sometimes can look simple to those who are not judges. In addition to making “decisions,” judges play a crucial role in controlling people’s experiences as they and their attorneys navigate through “the legal system.”
There are many characteristics that are very important for judges to possess. In my opinion, a judge’s most important strength is intelligence. Lay people and attorneys regularly and lawfully attempt to influence judges’ decisions. Judges’ ability to see through distractions and weigh each decision in the context of that case’s facts, coupled with long-term precedent and existing Ohio law, is crucial to the integrity of our legal system.
Read Lee’s full article on judges in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Good judges are smart, impartial, pragmatic and patient in analysis
Source: LimaOhio.com, Legal-Ease: Good judges are smart, impartial, pragmatic and patient in analysis by Lee R. Schroeder, May 2, 2014