Off-Site Court Program


Off-Site Court Program
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9223
Fax: 614.387.9249

Sara Stiffler

Image of the state of Ohio with counties that have hosted off-site court shaded in redThe Supreme Court of Ohio held oral arguments at Miami Trace High School on the morning of April 27, 2022, as part of its Off-Site Court Program. The program educates high school students and other Ohioans about the state’s judicial system.

Public, private, and home-schooled high school students from Fayette County were invited to participate. Students and their teachers were provided with curriculum material to study before the session, including summaries of the specific cases to be argued. Local attorneys teamed with educators to explain Ohio’s judicial system and review case materials.

At the Court session, students attended one of the three cases being heard that morning. After their assigned case was argued, each student group met with the case attorneys for a debriefing.

Established in 1987 by Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, the Off-Site Court Program has taken the judiciary in person to local communities across Ohio for more than 30 years, enabling 42,649 Ohioans, 33,689 of them students, to personally observe the proceedings of the Supreme Court and interact with justices, attorneys, and court staff.

The next session of Off-Site Court will take place in the spring of 2023.

For more information, please contact Sara Stiffler, Civic Education Section, Supreme Court of Ohio, at 614.387.9223.

A History of Off-Site Court
Date City County
4/27/22 Miami Trace High School, Washington Court House Fayette
10/26-27/21 University of Akron School of Law, Akron Summit
10/23/19 Montpelier High School, Montpelier Williams
4/24/19 Geneva High School, Geneva Ashtabula
4/11/18 Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Ottawa Putnam
10/18/17 Marietta High School, Marietta Washington
04/6/17 Morgan High School, McConnelsville Morgan
04/20/16 Meigs High School, Pomeroy Meigs
09/16/15 Fremont Ross High School, Fremont Sandusky
03/25/15 Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield Richland
09/24/14 Ravenna High School, Ravenna Portage
04/09/14 The University of Toledo College of Law Lucas
10/23/13 Bucyrus Secondary School, Bucyrus Crawford
4/24/13 Distance Learning Center, Bellefontaine Logan
9/26/12 100th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland Cuyahoga
9/25/12 Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland Cuyahoga
4/25/12 Marion Marion
10/19/11 Hillsboro Highland
04/20/11 Cambridge Guernsey
09/29/10 Claude W. Pettit College of Law
125th Anniversary Celebration
04/21/10 Norwalk Huron
10/21/09 Paulding Paulding
04/22/09 Lisbon Columbiana
10/15/08 Sidney Shelby
05/07/08 Marysville Union
10/10/07 Greenville Darke
04/18/07 Mt. Vernon Knox
10/18/06 Delaware Delaware
04/26/06 Springfield Clark
10/26/05 Lebanon Warren
04/27/05 Cadiz Harrison
09/29/04 Mt. Gilead Morrow
04/28/04 Batavia Clermont
10/22/03 Wilmington Clinton
04/30/03 Chillicothe Ross
10/16/02 Newark Licking
04/24/02 New Lexington Perry
10/17/01 Xenia Greene
04/04/01 Ironton Lawrence
10/18/00 Lancaster Fairfield
04/12/00 Chardon Geauga
10/06/99 Circleville Pickaway
04/21/99 Claude W. Pettit College of Law Hardin
10/14/98 Celina Mercer
04/22/98 Tiffin Seneca
11/05/97 Cleveland-Marshall Law School Cuyahoga
10/22/97 Zanesville Muskingum
04/02/97 Athens Athens
11/13/96 Urbana Champaign
04/17/96 New Philadelphia Tuscarawas
10/25/95 Van Wert Van Wert
04/26/95 Wooster Wayne
10/26/94 Portsmouth Scioto
04/27/94 Findlay Hancock
10/20/93 Troy Miami
04/28/93 Medina Medina
10/14/92 Hamilton Butler
09/16/92 Napoleon Henry
04/29/92 Painesville Lake
03/18/92 Elyria Lorain
10/23/91 Bowling Green Wood
09/25/91 Eaton Preble
05/08/91 St. Clairsville Belmont
04/10/91 Sandusky Erie
10/24/90 Millersburg Holmes
09/19/90 Port Clinton Ottawa
05/09/90 Akron Summit
04/18/90 Gallipolis Gallia
10/18/89 Dayton Montgomery
09/20/89 Ashland Ashland
05/17/89 Wauseon Fulton
04/12/89 Canton Stark
10/26/88 Youngstown Mahoning
09/28/88 Lima Allen
05/11/88 Warren Trumbull
04/20/88 Cleveland Cuyahoga
03/02/88 Cincinnati Hamilton
11/19/87 Toledo Lucas
10/21/87 Marietta Washington