The Ohio Supreme Court has made public an amendment proposal to its rules of court relating to retired judges handling civil actions or proceedings in the state. ( Press Release )
The proposed amendment to Judiciary Government Rule VI (C)(2) would conform the existing rule to the Supreme Court’s holding in Barnes v. University Hospitals of Cleveland earlier this year, in which the Court held that “a retired judge who was never elected but served as a judge by appointment of the governor, was eligible to serve as a private judge under R.C. 2701.10, according to the Court’s announcement.
Comments on the proposed rule may be made until Nov. 4th., and should be submitted in writing to: Richard A. Dove, Assistant Administrative Director, Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or via e-mail to email@example.com.