August 2, 2013
Justice Kennedy Speaks At American Society for Industrial Security

Image of Justice Sharon L. Kennedy with ASIS members

Justice Sharon L. Kennedy speaks to members of the American Society for Industrial Security.

Justice Sharon L. Kennedy talked with members of the American Society for Industrial Security on Wednesday, July 24. ASIS is an organization designated for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. A division of the organization, Women in Security, attended Wednesday’s event.

Justice Kennedy talked to the women about her law enforcement background and her path to the Ohio Supreme Court.

“My unique path of being a former police officer, a lawyer, and a judge on the Butler County Domestic Relations Court gave me the foundation to sit on the state’s highest court in a fair and just manner,” Justice Kennedy said.

She also talked to the group about what it is like being a woman justice on the state’s highest court.

“It’s an honor to be only the ninth woman justice on the Ohio Supreme Court,” Justice Kennedy said. “As women in security and enforcement, we’ve all had our challenges working our way up the ‘corporate’ ladder, but it’s these struggles that define us and make us the women that we are today.”

A question and answer session followed Justice Kennedy’s talk.

Justice Kennedy is serving her first term on the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy served on the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division from 1999 to 2012. Justice Kennedy served as the administrative judge there from 2005 until December 2012. Justice Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer in Hamilton, Ohio. She received her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

For a high-resolution, print-quality photo of Justice Kennedy, visit: http://www.sc.ohio.gov/PIO/news/images/justices/kennedy_highres.zip.