Judge Francine B. Goldberg Appointed to Ohio Supreme Court Commission



Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Judge Francine B. Goldberg has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Commission on Technology and the Courts for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2024. Judge Goldberg said she is honored to serve on this prestigious commission. “At this pivotal time in our State, with COVID still in full force, I am committed to the important work of modernizing court operations statewide, enhancing efficiencies, and increasing methods of access to courts and transparency of courts’ proceedings through technology,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg has served as a Judge in the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court since December 2014. As a judge, Goldberg recognized the opportunity to adopt technological innovations as a way to improve the courtroom experience for litigants and lawyers.

A proponent of technology in the justice system, Judge Goldberg led efforts to develop CourtConnect, a free mobile app designed to connect litigants and attorneys to the Domestic Relations Court. CourtConnect provides the public with quick, easy, 24/7 on-the-go access to court-related information through mobile devices.

This form of cutting-edge technology was the first of its kind for a domestic relations court in Ohio, and possibly the first in the United States. “It is exciting for our Court to be in the forefront of this innovative electronic application,” Goldberg said.

As a former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecuting attorney and the Director of Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), technology has always been Judge Goldberg’s passion. While an assistant prosecuting attorney, Goldberg developed the Shaq Shield – Ohio ICAC iPhone App featuring Shaquille O’Neal – to protect children on the Internet. This was the first law enforcement-approved Sex Offender Registry for mobile devices. Shaq Shield was designed to help parents protect their children from online predators, and to provide Internet safety tips to monitor their children’s Internet activity and flag signs of dangerous communication.

Judge Goldberg is looking forward to working with Commission members in support of transforming the way justice is administered in Ohio, and to increase efficiencies and access to justice.

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