Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office who prior to joining Vorys served as justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio for 16 years, was quoted in a Lima News story titled “Law Students Urged to Help Mentally Ill.” The story was about remarks Stratton gave to a group of law students.
The story states:
“In many ways, Evelyn Stratton believes she is doing more for society as a retired Ohio Supreme Court justice than she did on the state’s highest court.
She has the free time to do what she wants and dedicate her life to causes for which she has a passion. On Friday, she spoke at a symposium at Ohio Northern University’s law school urging soon-to-be lawyers to get involved in helping people with mental illness and veterans who end up in the criminal justice system due to a mental illness.
‘I have never looked back. I have never regretted it,’ she said of her decision to leave the high court.
Stratton said she learned early in her career as a common pleas judge that courts, jails and prisons did not have a way to effectively help people with mental illness.
‘I thought if I put people in jail, they would get some treatment in jail, so that’s what I did,’ she said. ‘There was this huge disconnect.’”
To read the entire story, visit LimaOhio.com.