Working with Lorain County Domestic Relations Court

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court offers employment opportunities for a variety of skill sets.  Our goal is to hire and maintain positive, skilled professionals that are dedicated to our mission and to making an impact in the lives of youth and families.  Many of our staff members have made employment with our Court as their career due to the relationships built with co-workers and supervisors.  The driving force behind our staff is their willingness to be selfless at times and to make mission-based decisions for the best interest of the Court and the public that we serve.

Congratulations to Magistrate Ly!

Tracy Ly, who is an Administrative IV-D Magistrate for the Lorain County Domestic Relations Court, is being honored by Career Mastered Magazine, being named on the 2023 Women’s Leadership Diversity IMPACT 50 List.

 Magistrate Ly was chosen for this honor by the Career Mastered editors, advisory board, and strategic partners based upon her impact and contributions to the community she serves throughout her career as a public servant. She is a leader in her field, and she has demonstrated a commitment to creating an inclusive environment where people feel their voice is valued and their rights are protected.

  “While I may not do great things, I can do small things in a great way. And sometimes those things are going beyond what is required, by doing what is humane,” Magistrate Ly said about her public service.

 Magistrate Ly will be honored at the Career Mastered National Women’s History Diversity Summit & Leadership Awards event held on March 13-16, in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Requirements: Educational requirements vary among positions. A minimum qualification for a non-degreed position will require a high school diploma or a GED. An acceptable field for those positions requiring a Bachelor’s degree, would be Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work or a related field. Additionally, qualified candidates will meet the following:

  • Meet the posted age requirement
  • Ability to communicate & work appropriately with professional staff, adolescents & the general public
  • Proven written & verbal communication skills
  • Must submit to mandatory drug & alcohol screening
  • Valid O.D.L. & proof of insurance
  • No more than one moving violation or at fault accident in the last 3 years
  • Pass physical exam, if required
  • 3 letters of reference, if required

*An interview may or may not be required
*An equal opportunity employer M/F


Be sure to complete all sections of the application including the Pre-Employment Controlled Substances Testing Authorization and the Criminal Records Check and Release of Information.

Employment FAQ’s

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court offers excellent fringe benefits including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Two Weeks Paid Vacation
  • 14 paid holidays
  • OPERS Retirement System
  • Supplemental Retirement options