Bench Cards & Toolkits

NOTE: The information contained in these bench cards is a compilation of statutes and court decisions in the State of Ohio and it is intended as a summary of the law to assist judges lawyers, and the general public. The information does not represent binding statements of law by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Domestic Relations
Pathway Approach for Civil Cases (September 2020)
Working With Telephonic Interpretation Services in Courts (2020)
How Do I Know if a Party or Witness Needs an Interpreter? (2020)
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Ohio Courts (2020)
Protection Orders: Statutes & Rules Reference Chart (April 2019)
Protection Orders Overview Card (July 2018)
Chief Justice's Guidance on Fines, Fees, and Bail (January 2018)
Domestic Violence & Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities Court Guide (May 2016)
Domestic Relations Promising Practices (2016)
Court Interpreter Bench Notes (January 2016)
Parenting Coordination Toolkit (2016)
Guide to Firearms Return in Domestic Violence Cases (August 2015)
Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio's Guide for Parents Living Apart (2012)
Domestic Relations Bench Cards
Allocation of Parental Rights & Responsibilities
Child Support
Contempt
Dissolution
Divorce
Equitable Division of Property
Legal Separation
Motions to Set Aside
Paternity
Prenuptial Agreements
Temporary Orders
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
Juvenile
Child Protection Mediation Toolkit (January 2021)
Pathway Approach for Civil Cases (September 2020)
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Ohio Courts (2020)
Working With Telephonic Interpretation Services in Courts (2020)
Protection Orders: Statutes & Rules Reference Chart (April 2019)
Desktop Guide for Juvenile Court Clerks (Updated July 2018)
Collection of Fines and Fees in Juvenile Court (2018)
Chief Justice's Guidance on Fines, Fees, and Bail (January 2018)
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards (full set) (2018)
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Introduction
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Diversion Bench Card
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Unruly Child
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Truancy
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Collection of Fines and Fees in Juvenile Courts
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Detained Youth
Juvenile Justice Bench Cards: Youth in Adult Court
Juvenile Court Trauma-Informed Practices Bench Card (February 2017)
Juvenile Human Trafficking, Ohio Laws & Safe Harbor Response Bench Card (February 2017)
Assessing Allegations of Domestic Violence in Child Abuse Cases (November 2016)
Court Interpreter Bench Notes (January 2016)
Dependency Docket Bench Cards (2015)
Caregiver Notice and Right to be Heard Toolkit
Notice to Caregiver, Sample
Child Placement Form, Sample
Caregiver Information Form, Sample
Youth Engagement in Court Proceedings Toolkit
Tips for Youth in Court, brochure
Bridges Program Toolkit
Sample Judgement Entry, With Jurisdiction
Sample Motion
Sample Summons
Sample Initial Hearing/Best Interest Determination
Sample Reasonable Efforts/Annual Review
Sample Waiver of Appearance Procedure
Sample Waiver of Appearance Form
Sample Court Information Form
Sample Venue Transfer Form
Common Pleas, General Division
Pathway Approach for Civil Cases (September 2020)
Victims Rights Poster (March 2018)
Human Trafficking Bench Card (January 2018)
Court-Ordered Sealing of Criminal Record with Consideration of Indigency (Updated January 2019)
Collection of Fines and Court Costs Bench Card (Updated July 2020)
Bench Card References: Collection of Court Costs and Fines in Adult Trial Courts (Updated July 2020)
Guide to Firearms Return in Domestic Violence Cases (August 2015)
Protection Orders Overview Card (July 2018)
Protection Orders: Statutes & Rules Reference Chart (April 2019)
Restitution in Adult Courts (December 2015)
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Ohio Courts (2020)
Working With Telephonic Interpretation Services in Courts (2020)
Court Interpreter Bench Notes (January 2016)
NCIC Mental Health Notice (Jan. 1, 2014)
Chief Justice's Guidance on Fines, Fees, and Bail (January 2018)
Principles for the Use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Drug Courts (November 2016)
Municipal and County Courts
Pathway Approach for Civil Cases (September 2020)
Victims Rights Poster (March 2018)
Human Trafficking Bench Card (January 2018)
Court-Ordered Sealing of Criminal Record with Consideration of Indigency (Updated January 2019)
Collection of Fines and Court Costs Bench Card (Updated July 2020)
Bench Card References: Collection of Court Costs and Fines in Adult Trial Courts (Updated July 2020)
Guide to Firearms Return in Domestic Violence Cases (August 2015)
Protection Orders Overview Card (July 2018)
Protection Orders: Statutes & Rules Reference Chart (April 2019)
Restitution in Adult Courts (Updated January 2020)
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Ohio Courts (2020)
Working With Telephonic Interpretation Services in Courts (2020)
Court Interpreter Bench Notes (January 2016)
NCIC Mental Health Notice (Jan. 1, 2014)
Chief Justice's Guidance on Fines, Fees, and Bail (January 2018)
Principles for the Use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Drug Courts (November 2016)
Probate
Pathway Approach for Civil Cases (September 2020)
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Ohio Courts (2020)
Working With Telephonic Interpretation Services in Courts (2020)
Probate Bench Cards (2018)
Chief Justice's Guidance on Fines, Fees, and Bail (January 2018)
Court Interpreter Bench Notes (January 2016)
Guardianship of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Toolkit
Adult Protective Services Toolkit (complete document)
Introduction
Adult Protective Services Bench Card
Adult Protective Services Assessment Factors
Mandated Reporters
Ohio APS Law: Protective Services Orders
Guidelines for Seeking the Necessary Protective Services Order
Alternatives to Adult Guardianship
Protective Services Series Forms
Sample Protective Services Order Policy
Sample Information Gathering Outline for Protective Services Court Order
Sample Court-Ordered Emergency Protective Services Order
Aging Network Contacts
Aging Network Regions Map
Mayor's Courts
Mayor's Court Bench Book (2020)
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