Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Ohio Supreme Court rule for early departure judges

The Ohio Supreme Court has issued amendments to Rules III and VII of the state's Judiciary Government Rules requiring judges leaving the bench prior to completing their term to submit a resignation letter to the governor and notification letter to the chief justice at least three days before leaving office. The new rule also instructs departing judges to hand over books, papers, records & other documents,alone with all other property of the court upon their departure.There is no duty to provide prior notification under current rules.

The rule goes into effect January 1, 2013.

Text of Rule Here

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