Bexley resident Jason Dolin hopes to use his experience as an attorney to help his community.

Bexley resident Jason Dolin hopes to use his experience as an attorney to help his community.

Dolin was scheduled to be named the magistrate of Bexley Mayor's Court at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

"I have been involved with government work on and off for a good many years," he said. Dolin has a solo law practice in Bexley, representing a number of small businesses and individuals. He also works for Fairfield County, representing civil and government agencies.

A resident of Bexley for 19 years, Dolin opened his practice in Bexley 14 years ago.

"It is just a beautiful community," he said. "The schools are good. The people are very friendly and involved. It is a very impressive population that we have here ... professional and otherwise."

Dolin began practicing law in New York City as an assistant district attorney.

He said he finds administration of the law interesting and challenging.

"I also find fascinating learning how law works and learning human nature, the way people work," he said.

New Albany Mayor Nancy Ferguson has been the Bexley Mayor's Court magistrate for the past 14 months.

Mayor John Brennan said there was some concern from council about the new magistrate living in Bexley, but a majority of the cases involve people who live elsewhere.

"We may have 15 to 20 people and only one would be a Bexley family," Brennan said. "I don't see it being an issue."

Brennan said he was pleased Dolin has done similar work in Fairfield County.

As of March 5, mayor's court will be held on Thursday instead of Friday. It is held once every two weeks.

Dolin will earn $250 per mayor's court session, the same rate as Ferguson.

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