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July 1, 2011
Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Practice, Procedure Rules

The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted amendments to the rules of evidence, appellate procedure, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and juvenile procedure.

Initially published for comment on Oct. 4, 2010, the amendments were revised by the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure and filed by the Supreme Court with the Ohio General Assembly in January. The commission and the Court considered all comments received during a second round of public comment that ended Feb. 23, revised the proposed amendments, and filed the revisions with the General Assembly on April 21. The amendments take effect today.

Among the amendments:

In addition, there are several amendments on similar issues that cross different sections of rules, including:

Access the text of these amendments.

Contact: Chris Davey or Bret Crow at 614.387.9250.

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