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JUDGE DICK AMBROSE RATED EXCELLENT BY JCRC
CANDIDATE SCORES A PERFECT "4" OUT OF "4"!
Published Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Judical Candidates Rating Coalition - Judge4Yourself.com - announced its ratings for the 2010 General Election in November today. Judge Dick Ambrose received the highest ranking of "Excellent" and perfect score of "4" from the four rating agencies: The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; The Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association; the Norman S. Minor Bar Association; and the Ohio Women's bar Association. This marks the third time in six years that Judge Ambrose received an overall rating of "Excellent" from the JCRC. The JCRC evaluates each candidate for judicial office based on integrity, temperament, diligence, professional competence, and community understanding. The rating of "Excellent" reflects an organization's belief that the candidate is a superior choice for the office sought and is extremely well-qualified in respect to all the criteria.
Judge Ambrose's opponent in the 2010 General Election was rated "Not Recommended" by the JCRC, which means that the candidate does not minimally meet the above criteria and would be undersirable for judicial office.


JUDGE SPEAKS AT YODER BROTHERS MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND DINNER
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Judge Dick Ambrose recently served as the guest speaker for the Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament and Dinner on July 18th at the Fowler's Mill Golf Club in Chesterland, Ohio. The purpose of the Tournament and Dinner was to raise funds for the Yoder Brothers Foundation, which provides scholarship assistance for student-athletes continuing on to college. The Yoder Brothers Foundation is named after Joshua and Tyler Yoder whose young lives tragically ended in unrelated car accidents in 1996 and 2003. You can find out more about the Yoder Brothers Foundation by visiting their website at http://www.yoderbrothersfoundation.org


QB MIKE PAGEL TAPPED FOR ACTION WHILE FORMER LINEBACKER REMAINS ON THE BENCH
Jury Duty Provides Role Reversal for ex-Browns
Published Saturday, March 27, 2010
Judge Dick Ambrose was surprised to see an old friend walk into his courtroom last week as a prospective juror on a felony Burglary case. Former Browns quarterback and sports commentator on FSN Ohio and WTAM was summoned to the Cuyahoga County Court of Commmon Pleas for jury duty and was assigned to the courtroom of Judge Dick Ambrose. Although the Judge disclosed his past association and friendship with Pagel to the attorneys for both sides, the former Brown made it onto the panel of 12 jurors and 2 alternates, giving Judge Ambrose an opportunity to "blitz" the former QB with an analogy. When describing the function of the alternate jurors to the panel and while nodding at Pagel, Judge Ambrose referred to their roles as similar to a "backup quarterback". In other words, they pay attention to everything going on in the trial, they take notes, they are ready to deliberate if one of the panel of 12 cannot continue to the conclusion of the case. However, if nobody "goes down" and all 12 jurors are ready to deliberate, the alternates are dismissed. The jury, now very much aware of Pagel's connection to the Cleveland Browns and his history as a back-up to Bernie Kosar, cast a good-natured smile in Pagel's direction. By the way, the trial only lasted two days, the alternate jurors were not needed, and the jury found the defendant not guilty. Click on the following link to read about this story in Mike McIntyre's Tipoff column in the Plain Dealer. http://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2010/03/lawmaker_hopes_to_snuff_out_no.html


JUDGE DICK AMBROSE RECEIVES LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMENDATION MEDAL
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Judge Dick Ambrose delivered the keynote speech today for the celebration of George Washington's 278 birthday at the Annual Combined meeting of the Western Reserve Society and Sons of the American Revolution. Judge Ambrose's presentation was titled "Teamwork - Lessons from History, Lessons from Sports, Lessons for Life". In his talk, Judge Ambrose pointed out the parallels between the the founding principles of our country as expressed in the motto - "e pluribus unum" (out of many - one) and the concept of TEAM! He pointed out that patriots like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin both understood the concept of working together as a team. As an example. Judge Ambrose noted that, in his farewell address, Washington urged Americans to focus their efforts and affections on the country above all other local interests. In other words - put the team first! At the conclusion of the program, Judge Ambrose was awarded the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution which is given in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedication to the maintenance of law and order.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a fraternal organization whose members can trace their lineage back to the revolution and the war for independence from British rule. The organization's mission is to maintain and extend an appreciation for freedom, true patriotism, the value of American citizenship and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum".

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