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Judicial Candidates, Appointees, New Judges, and New Magistrates

Required Education for Judicial Candidates

All judicial candidates, including incumbent judges, are required to attend a two hour seminar on campaign practices, finance, and ethics, pursuant to Rule 4.2(A)(4) of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

2024 Judicial Candidate Seminar Schedule

2024 Judicial Candidate Handbook

2024 Judicial Candidate Seminar Presentation - Board of Professional Conduct

2024 Campaign Finance Presentation for Judicial Candidates - Ohio Secretary of State

Visit the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct website for more details about judicial candidates.

Required Education for New Judges and Magistrates

All new judges — elected and appointed, part-time and full-time — are required to participate in the four-part New Judges Orientation Program, pursuant to Gov.Jud.R. IV(3)(E).

Mandatory Ohio New Judges Orientation Program:

Part New Judges Orientation Program Date
Part I: New Judges Orientation, Part I Dec. 11-14, 2023
Part II: New Judges Orientation, Part II May 13-16, 2024
Part III: Capital Cases Seminar April 4-5, 2024 or April 3-4, 2025
(see Gov.Jud.R. IV(3)(E)(2)(c) for the common pleas judges required to attend within 24 months of assuming the bench.)
Part IV: Judicial College Mentor Program First year of judgeship

Mandatory Ohio New Magistrates Orientation Program:

Part New Magistrates Orientation Program Date
Part I: New Magistrates Orientation March 20-22, 2024 OR Sept. 25-27, 2024
Part II: Judicial College Mentor Program First year of magistrate's appointment

Contact the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College at for more information.

Contact Information

Judicial Candidates
Judicial College
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3431

M. Christy Tull

Senior Operations Manager:
Katrina Webb

Program Manager:

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