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.
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 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|
Contact the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College at email@example.com for more information.