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Commission on the Rules of Practice & Procedure

The Commission on Rules of Practice & Procedure is established by the Supreme Court to assist the Court in exercising the rule-making powers granted in Article IV, Section 5(B), of the Ohio Constitution. The Commission is responsible for reviewing all rules governing practice and procedure in Ohio courts, receiving and considering proposed rules or amendments, and recommending rules and amendments to the Supreme Court.

Rule Establishing Commission

Ohio Constitution, Art. IV, Section 5(B) & Work of the Commission

Submit a proposed amendment to the Commission on Rules of Practice & Procedure

Commission Roster

Solicitation of Public Input - "New Trial" Rule

The Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure invites public input at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 10 a.m., relative to possible amendment of Ohio Crim.R. 33. The Commission meeting will be held in the Reading Room of the Law Library at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 South Front Street, 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Those interested may attend in person or by ZOOM, if pre-registered by May 26, 2023. Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes (exclusive of questions from the Commission) for those pre-registered, to allow as many participants as possible. Those submitting written comments are strongly encouraged to do so by June 2, 2023, whether or not they plan to attend or offer an oral statement at the meeting. 

The Commission is considering adoption of a substantially changed Rule 33 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, or a new Rule 33.1. Together with several Ohio statutes, Crim.R. 33 addresses the procedure for motions for a new trial in a criminal case.  

The background for this examination is the series of recommendations by the Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Conviction Integrity and Postconviction Review, released in July 2022. A new Crim.R. 33.1 draft was proposed by the Task Force and was circulated for public comment earlier this year by this Commission. The comments submitted will be considered by the Commission without the need for new or duplicative submissions; non-duplicative and supplemental input is invited in June.

Pre-Register Oral Presentation Guidelines Issues Relative to Crim.R. 33

Commission Meetings

All meetings take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. If you would like to attend, either in person or remotely, please contact staff liaison Michel Jendretzky at for more information.

Friday, March 10, 2023
Friday, April 28, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
Friday, July 21, 2023
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023


Contact Information

Commission on the Rules of Practice & Procedure
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3431

Staff Liaison:
Michel Jendretzky, Esq.

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