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Judge Teresa Liston

Ohio Municipal Judge | Retired

Judge Teresa Liston, ret., served as a judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court, Ohio’s largest trial court, for three consecutive terms before her retirement. During her tenure on the court she was twice elected by that court’s fifteen judges to serve as its Administrative and Presiding Judge.

She currently hears cases throughout Ohio as a Retired Assigned Judge and does extensive teaching for judicial and legal training programs throughout the U.S.

Judge Liston is on the faculty of the National Judicial College and teaches courses for the Ohio Judicial College, where she previously served as President of its Board of Trustees for two terms. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Capital University Law School and is an Adjunct Professor in the Paralegal and Law Enforcement Programs at Columbus State Community College, and teaches at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. Judge Liston is a founder and faculty member of the Justice Institute for the Legal Profession.

She has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference, and was a Board Member and Education Chair for the Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Judges.

Known nationally for her expertise in judicial and legal education, Judge Liston has designed and taught courses in twenty-four states for judges, lawyers, and court personnel on topics related to ethics, trial procedure, evidence, and court administration.

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