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Summit County prosecutor named to two national boards

Beacon Journal staff report

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has been named to two national boards to work on improvements in victim services and criminal justice education.

Walsh, who is in her 13th year as the county’s chief prosecutor, was appointed to serve on the boards of the National District Attorneys Association, based in Alexandria, Va., and the American Bar Association’s victim services committee.

In the bar association position, she will serve as co-chairperson of the committee with Mary Graw Leary, an associate law professor in the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Specific committee assignments are pending, Walsh said.

The National District Attorneys Association, which meets regularly with officials from the U.S. Justice Department, was founded in 1950 and is the largest professional organization representing district attorneys and criminal prosecutors on the state, county and city levels.


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