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Court News: Black History Month: Judge Capers



Judge Capers is the oldest living retired judge in Ohio and she just retired from practicing law in 2011.

If that’s not impressive enough, Judge Capers has a resume most attorneys dream about.

In 1949, Judge Capers became the first African-American woman elected to Cleveland City Council. Throughout her years she worked in Cleveland’s prosecutor’s office, served as an assistant state attorney general, and in 1977, at age 62, was appointed a Cleveland Municipal Court judge. She won election to a full term, but left the bench in 1986 because of Ohio’s age restriction for judges.

“I didn’t feel like I’d broken any barriers because I didn’t feel like there were any barriers to start with. It depends on what you believe about... [ More ]
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