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Magistrate Kristen S. Moore to receive community service award

Columbus, OH (October 26, 2016)— Magistrate Kristen S. Moore of Canton will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s District 14 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under on November 14, 2016 at the McKinley Grand Hotel. The award ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Ohio State Bar Association’s District 14 Meeting.

A magistrate at the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Magistrate Moore seeks to help individuals both in and outside of the courtroom. As a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, she and Judge Taryn Heath developed Court Careers Day, a program that brought over 200 eighth grade students from Lehman Middle School to the courthouse. Justice-involved employees of the court shared their educational backgrounds and current job duties and answered students’ questions about their career paths.

“The kids loved it,” says Magistrate Moore. “We wanted them to see that the courts aren’t a place where we just send people to prison. Our main goal is to rehabilitate individuals and get them the help they need.” She taught the students that counseling and addiction rehabilitation programs are used as alternatives to prison sentences. 

In addition to the Court Careers Day program, Magistrate Moore donates much of her time to Women’s Impact, Inc., the Malone Young Alumni Board and the McKinley High School mock trial team. She is a member of the Ohio State and Stark County Bar Associations, the Ohio Association of Magistrates and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Magistrate Moore received her bachelor’s degree from Malone University in Canton and her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in Akron.

About the Award

The Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service or to a local civil, artistic or cultural organization.  The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation.  Emphasis is placed on current service.  Recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession.

About the Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system.  Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans.  For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit WWW.OSBF.NET.

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