Judicial Candidates, Appointees, and New Judges
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.
2023 Judicial Candidate Seminar Schedule
2023 Judicial Candidate Handbook
2023 Judicial Candidate Seminar Presentation - Board of Professional Conduct
2023 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
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 8-11 2023|
|Part III:||Capital Cases Seminar||March 23-24, 2023 OR April 4-5, 2024|
|(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|
Contact the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College at email@example.com for more information.
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