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Honorable Myron C. Duhart to Deliver Toledo Law Commencement Address

May 1, 2017

Honorable Myron C. Duhart

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Judge Myron C. Duhart ’96 will deliver the annual address at The University of Toledo College of Law’s Commencement Ceremony.  The event will take place at 10:00 am in The University of Toledo’s Student Union Auditorium and will honor 79 juris doctor and three master of studies in law candidates.

Judge Duhart plans to speak to the graduates about giving back and service to the community – two topics about which he is passionate.  “It is a privilege for the 2017 graduates to receive their law degree; with that privilege comes a duty to give back to the community,” said Judge Duhart.  “I hope to inspire these graduates to give back to the communities that produced them.”

Judge Duhart currently serves on the bench of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, where he hears both criminal and civil cases.  Prior to taking his place on the bench in 2011, Duhart practiced both criminal defense and personal injury law.  As a criminal defense attorney, he litigated several high profile cases and was part of a select group of attorneys certified by the Ohio Supreme Court to take death penalty cases.  He also served in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps, with duty assignment throughout the U.S. and in Panama.  Judge Duhart also shares his extensive litigation experience with Toledo Law students, teaching a course in trial practice. 

A lifelong learner, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Wright State University, juris doctor degree from The University of Toledo College of Law, and is currently pursuing a master of laws degree in judicial studies from Duke University School of Law.  He also attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  Judge Duhart is also noted for his service to the community and currently serves on The University of Toledo College of Law Board of Governors, The University of Toledo Paralegal Studies Advisory Board, and the board of Mercy Health System North.  He is also past president of Toledo’s Thurgood Marshall Law Association.

“I am delighted that Judge Duhart will be giving our annual Commencement address.  He is an accomplished alumnus with a record of public service, both a judge and a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General,” said Dean D. Benjamin Barros.  “I look forward to hearing the advice and encouragement he gives to our graduates as they embark on their legal careers.”



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