Thursday, February 07, 2013

Second Round of Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure Sought by Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court Monday announced it was going to be entertaining a second public comment period through March 6 on amendments to its annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure following an initial session in the fall last year.

The proposed amendments concern changes to the rules of appellate procedure, civil procedure, criminal procedure, juvenile procedure and the Ohio Rules of Evidence, the announcement reiterated, many of which target inconsistencies, remove outdated concepts, and clarify the rules. Proposed amendments to Civ. R. 4.4 and Juv. R. 16 make clear that service by posting can be used in initial actions and expanded to post-decree matters. In addition to the traditional “posting” of a notice on the courthouse bulletin board, service would use the county clerk of court’s website if one existed, although the amendments don’t require electronic posting.

Comments should be submitted in writing to:
Jo Ellen Cline, Government Relations Counsel
Ohio Supreme Court
65 South Front Street, Seventh Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Or via e-mail to

Text of Proposed Amendments

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