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    Judge Alico O. McCollum

    Judge Alice O. McCollum is the first woman to serve on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division, having been first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2008.  Prior to sitting on the bench in the Probate Division, she was the first and only woman elected to the Dayton Municipal Court bench.  Judge McCollum served the Dayton Municipal Court for 24 years.  She received her law degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. in Mathematics.  After relocating to Dayton, Judge McCollum began her legal career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of Dayton.  She later served as the Director of the Pre-Law Program at Wilberforce University.  In 1977, she became an Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of Clinical Legal Studies at the University of Dayton Law School. Her affiliations with professional organizations include the Dayton Bar Association (past President);  Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission; past President of the Thurgood Marshall Law Society; American Bar Association; National Bar Association; the National Association of Women Judges; and the American Judges Association.  Judge McCollum has served on many community boards including; Sinclair Community College Legal Assisting Advisory Board; Childrens' Medical Center, the Victoria Theatre Association and the United Theological Seminary. 

    The Supreme Court of Ohio
    The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 10, 2015 the adoption of new rules to govern adult guardianships in Ohio.The rules become effective June 1, 2015.  Read More...
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    Attention: New & Revised Probate Forms have been posted on the Probate Webpage.

    Attorneys, please note that Form 14.0, Application to Approve  Settlement  and Distribution of Wrongful Death and Survival Claims has been amended effective January 1, 2015.  The amended forms may be found on this website and at the Court.
    The Court is accepting the amended form only

    for 2015 and 2016:

    September 7, 2015 for Labor Day

    October 12, 2015  Columbus Day

    November 11, 2015  Veteran's Day

    November 26, 2015  Thanksgiving Day

    November 27, 2015 Day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 11, 2015 Court closes at 11:15 a.m. for Staff Develpment

    December 25, 2015 Christmas Day 

    Calendar closings for 2016:

    January 1, 2016 New Year's Day

    January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February 15, 2016 for Presidents' Day

    May 30, 2016  Memorial Day

    July 4, 2016 Independence Day

    September 5, 2016 Labor Day

    October 10, 2016 Columbus Day

    November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day

    November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day

    November 25, 2016 day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 26, 2016 Christmas Day




    Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
    This local celebration is part of the nationwide effort to call attention to the thousands of foster children waiting for adoption and to celebrate all the families that do adopt.

    To see pictures of the Adoption proceedings go to the Adoption link in the left hand column.