Akron Municipal Court Administrative/Presiding Judge Ron Cable Co-Chairs Access to Justice Committee Which Is Implementing a Partnership for License Reinstatement
Akron Municipal Court Administrative/Presiding Judge Ron Cable is co-chair of the Akron Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee which has introduced a new, innovative approach to help those who have a suspended or invalid license.
The three municipal courts in Summit County – Akron, Barberton and Stow – are now partnering to allow individuals to request a release from one court, take the documentation to the other courts and then pay $50 to get their holds lifted.
Depending on where violations occur, drivers may have outstanding fines in multiple jurisdictions. Someone may live in one jurisdiction and work in another, increasing the likelihood of a driver having multiple traffic violations throughout the county. In the past, the driver would be required to work with each individual Court to create a payment plan.
“We all can agree that being a smart, safe and insured driver is the only way to operate a vehicle,” said Judge Cable. “I am proud that the three local municipal courts are working together to provide this service to our community.”
The ultimate goal is to have people driving with a valid license. This new endeavor makes it easier for someone to have their currently suspended license reinstated.
“A valid driver’s license can open a whole new world for struggling parents. Having the independence to seek employment, spend time with children, or access community resources are just a few of the benefits for parents who can drive legally. Collaborating with the three municipal courts will increase our ability to offer programs and resources to assist clients who are trying to have their license reinstated by Summit County CSEA,” said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.
Judge Cable serves as Co-Chair of the Access to Justice Committee along with Barberton Municipal Court Judge Todd McKenney.
Learn more by calling Akron Municipal Court at (330) 375-2120. When prompted, please choose option 1 to speak to the Traffic Division of the Clerk of Courts’ Office or option 2 to speak to Traffic Court directly.