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RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

of the
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
GENERAL DIVISION

of
SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO


TABLE OF RULES

Rule

APPLICABILITY; AUTHORITY; CITATION
1. DIVISIONS OF THE COURT

1.01 Divisions

2. TERMS OF COURT

2.01 Court Sessions

2.02 Grand Jury Sessions

2.03 Presiding Judge

2.04 Jury Year

3. HOURS OF SESSION

3.01 Hours

4. PRESIDING JUDGE

4.01 Meetings

4.02 Committees

4.03 Assignment of Judges

4.04 Representative of the Court

4.05 Petit Jury and Grand Jury

4.06 Additional Duties

5. ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE

5.01 Selection

5.02 Alternate Method of Selection

5.03 Presiding Officer

5.04 Case Assignment

5.05 Duty Judge

6. OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION TO COUNSEL

6.01 Official Daily Journal

6.02 Designation Not Exclusive

6.03 Notification by Post Card Permitted

6.04 Failure of Mail Delivery

6.05 Fees for Publication

6.06 Invoice for Publication

6.07 Mail Notification Sufficient

7. CASE ADMINISTRATION AND DISPOSITION

7.01 Method of Assignment

7.02 Civil Cases

7.03 Criminal Cases

7.03 (A) Drug Court

7.03 (B) Assignment of criminal cases to domestic violence court docket.

7.03 (C) Re-Entry Court

7.04 Form of Pleadings

7.05 Copies

7.06 Security for Costs

7.06A Schedule of Court Costs

7.06B Poverty Affidavit

7.07 Responsibility for Costs

7.08 Application for Deposit

7.09 Disqualification of Judge

7.10 Refiled Cases

7.11 Reassignment of Cases

7.12 Continuances

7.13 Leaves to Plead

7.14 Motions

7.15 Orders and Judgments

7.16 Order Not Constituting a Judgment

7.17 Judgment Orders

7.18 Dismissal of Civil Cases

7.19 Record of Case Assignment

7.20 Withdrawal of Counsel

7.21 Retention and Disposal of Court Reporter

8. PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCEDURE

8.01 Pretrial Procedure

8.02 Trial Date Assignment-Civil

8.03 Trial Date Assignment - Criminal

8.04 Indigents

9. RECEIVERSHIP

9.01 Application for Appointment

9.02 Duties of Receiver

10. ARBITRATION

10.01 Arbitration Procedures

10.02 Cases for Submission

10.03 Arbitrators

10.04 Non-disclosure of Offers of Settlement

10.05 Hearings

10.06 Inability of Party to Proceed

10.07 Case Continued Twice-Certified to Court

10.08 Oath of Arbitrators

10.09 Default of a Party

10.10 Conduct of Hearing - General Powers

10.11 Specific Powers

10.12 Witness Fees

10.13 Transcript of Testimony

10.14 Report and Award - Not a Judgment

10.15 Legal Effect of Report and Award

10.16 Compensation of Arbitrators

10.17 Appeals

10.18 Exceptions

10.19 Time Parameters

11. FORECLOSURES

11.01 Title Evidence: Preliminary Judicial Report and Certificate of Readiness

11.02 Failure to Provide Evidence

11.03 Final Judicial Report

11.04 Expenses for Title Evidence

11.05 Treasurer as Party Defendant

11.06 Notification of Sheriff's Sale

11.07 Appraisers' Fees

11.08 Payment of Real Estate Taxes

11.09 Foreclosure Order of Sale Publication Deposit

11.10 Service of In-County Foreclosure Complaints by the Summit County Sheriff and/or his Deputies

12. SHERIFF'S SALES

12.01 Bid and Deposit

12.02 Time and Place

12.03 Sheriff's Return of Sale

12.04 Confirmation of Sale

12.05 Fiscal Officer as Party Defendant

12.06 Posting of Rules

13. VIDEOTAPED TESTIMONY

13.01 Videotape Depositions

14. ELECTRONIC OR PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

14.01 Use in the Courtroom

15. NOTARIES PUBLIC

15.01 Application

15.02 Examination, Procedures, Fees

15.03 Commitee Review

15.04 Complaint to Remove

16. CONSOLIDATION OF CASES

16.01 Civil Cases

17. DISCOVERY

17.01 Interrogatories

17.02 Conduct at Deposition

18. REFEREES/MAGISTRATES

18.01 Appointment

18.02 Matters Heard

18.03 Trial Procedures

18.04 Referee's Report

18.05 Objections to Referee's Report

18.06 Entries

18.07 Interlocutory Orders

19. APPEALS TO COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES

19.01 Scope of Rule

19.02 Notice

19.03 Timetable for Appeal

19.04 Additional Evidence

19.05 Hearing

19.06 Exception

20. CIVIL CASE FLOW MANAGEMENT

20.01 Purpose

20.02 Assignment of Cases

20.03 Limitations as to Time

20.04 Effect of These Rules

21. CRIMINAL CASE-FLOW MANAGEMENT

21.01 Purpose

21.02 Limitations as to Time

21.03 Assignment of Cases

21.04 Service of Indictment and Arraignment

21.05 Pretrial Conference

21.06 Duties of Counsel

21.07 Sentencing

21.08 Post-Judgment Proceedings

22. MEDIATION

22.01 Mediation Procedures

22.02 Cases for Submission

22.03 Selection of Mediators

22.04 Qualification of Mediators

22.05 Mediation Process

22.06 Disposition

22.07 Compensation of Mediators

22.08 Compromise and Offers to Compromise

22.09 Discovery

22.10 Good Faith

23. BOND FORFEITURES

23.01 Purpose

23.02 Bonds deposited by other than accused

24. JURY USE AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ALL SUMMIT COUNTY JURORS

24.01 Opportunity for Service

24.02 Jury Source List

24.03 Random Selection Procedures

24.04 Eligibility for Jury Service

24.05 Term of and Availabilty for Jury Service

24.06 Exemption, Excuse and Deferral

24.07 Voir Dire

24.08 Removal from the Jury Panel for Cause

24.09 Peremptory Challenges

24.10 Administration of the Jury System

24.11 Notification and Summoning Procedures

24.12 Monitoring the Jury System

24.13 Juror Use

24.14 Jury Facilities (Common Please General Division, Municipal Courts, etc.)

24.15 Juror Compensation

24.16 Juror Orientation and Instruction

24.17 Jury Size and Unanimity of Verdict

24.18 Jury Deliberations

24.19 Sequestration of Jurors

24.20 Transportation

24.21 Applicability

25. COURT SECURITY PLAN
26. CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

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