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Oct. 4, 2010
Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Nov. 2 on amendments to the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure, which were recommended by the Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

The proposed amendments concern changes to the rules of appellate procedure, civil procedure, criminal procedure and juvenile procedure.

Among the proposed amendments:

According to the Ohio Constitution, proposed amendments to rules of procedure must be filed with the General Assembly. The Court can revise and file the amendments with the General Assembly prior to May 1, 2011. The amendments would take effect on July 1, 2011, unless prior to that date the General Assembly adopts a concurrent resolution of disapproval.

Publication of these proposed amendments for public comment at this time does not imply that the Supreme Court endorses or will approve for filing with the General Assembly any or all of the proposed amendments.

Click here to access the text of these proposed amendments and others. Comments should be submitted in writing to: Jo Ellen Cline, Government Relations Counsel, Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or j.cline@sc.ohio.gov.

Contact: Chris Davey or Bret Crow, 614.387.9250.