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Off-Site Court Program

The 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 42,266 Ohioans, 33,362 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.

Teacher Guide with Activities (PDF)

Classroom Presentation (PPTX)

Classroom Presentation (PDF)


Date City County
04/27/2022 Miami Trace High School, Washington Court House Fayette
10/27/2021 University of Akron School of Law, Akron Summit
10/26/2021 University of Akron School of Law, Akron Summit
10/23/2019 Montpelier High School, Montpelier Williams
04/24/2019 Geneva High School, Geneva Ashtabula
04/11/2018 Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Ottawa Putnam
10/18/2017 Marietta High School, Marietta Washington
04/06/2017 Morgan High School, McConnelsville Morgan
04/20/2016 Meigs High School, Pomeroy Meigs
09/16/2015 Fremont Ross High School, Fremont Sandusky
03/25/2015 Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield Richland
09/24/2014 Ravenna High School, Ravenna Portage
04/09/2014 The University of Toledo College of Law Lucas
10/23/2013 Bucyrus Secondary School, Bucyrus Crawford
04/24/2013 Distance Learning Center, Bellefontaine Logan
09/26/2012 100th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland Cuyahoga
09/25/2012 Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland Cuyahoga
04/25/2012 Marion Marion
10/19/2011 Hillsboro Highland
04/20/2011 Cambridge Guernsey
09/29/2010 Claude W. Pettit College of Law 125th Anniversary Celebration Hardin
04/21/2010 Norwalk Huron
10/21/2009 Paulding Paulding
04/22/2009 Lisbon Columbiana
10/15/2008 Sidney Shelby
05/07/2008 Marysville Union
10/10/2007 Greenville Darke
04/18/2007 Mt. Vernon Knox
10/18/2006 Delaware Delaware
04/26/2006 Springfield Clark
10/26/2005 Lebanon Warren
04/27/2005 Cadiz Harrison
09/29/2004 Mt. Gilead Morrow
04/28/2004 Batavia Clermont
10/22/2003 Wilmington Clinton
04/30/2003 Chillicothe Ross
10/16/2002 Newark Licking
04/24/2002 New Lexington Perry
10/17/2001 Xenia Greene
04/04/2001 Ironton Lawrence
10/18/2000 Lancaster Fairfield
04/12/2000 Chardon Geauga
10/06/1999 Circleville Pickaway
04/21/1999 Claude W. Pettit College of Law Hardin
10/14/1998 Celina Mercer
04/22/1998 Tiffin Seneca
11/05/1997 Cleveland-Marshall Law School Cuyahoga
10/22/1997 Zanesville Muskingum
04/02/1997 Athens Athens
11/13/1996 Urbana Champaign
04/17/1996 New Philadelphia Tuscarawas
10/25/1995 Van Wert Van Wert
04/26/1995 Wooster Wayne
10/26/1994 Portsmouth Scioto
04/27/1994 Findlay Hancock
10/20/1993 Troy Miami
04/28/1993 Medina Medina
10/14/1992 Hamilton Butler
09/16/1992 Napoleon Henry
04/29/1992 Painesville Lake
03/18/1992 Elyria Lorain
10/23/1991 Bowling Green Wood
09/25/1991 Eaton Preble
05/08/1991 St. Clairsville Belmont
04/10/1991 Sandusky Erie
10/24/1990 Millersburg Holmes
09/19/1990 Port Clinton Ottawa
05/09/1990 Akron Summit
04/18/1990 Gallipolis Gallia
10/18/1989 Dayton Montgomery
09/20/1989 Ashland Ashland
05/17/1989 Wauseon Fulton
04/12/1989 Canton Stark
10/26/1988 Youngstown Mahoning
09/28/1988 Lima Allen
05/11/1988 Warren Trumbull
04/20/1988 Cleveland Cuyahoga
03/02/1988 Cincinnati Hamilton
11/19/1987 Toledo Lucas
10/21/1987 Marietta Washington

Contact Information

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

Contact:
Sara Stiffler

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