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Recent Local Rule Amendments

Court Adopts Amendment to Local Rule of Practice 6 Communication with Judges and Magistrates Effective April 2, 2019

The rule was modified to clarify that prohibited communications on the merits include counsel of record and self-represented parties.  

To review the complete adoption of Local Rule 6, please click here.


Court Adopts Amendment to Local Rule of Practice 13.1Depositions Effective April 2, 2019

The rule was modified to apply to self-represented parties.  The rule also provides more clarity as to the procedure for objecting and refusing to answer questions and limits the length of depositions.  

To review the complete adoption of Local Rule 13.1, please click here.


Court Adopts Amendment to Local Rule of Practice 15 Filing of and Response to Motions Effective April 2, 2019

The rule was modified to require that separate motions be filed for each type of relief requested rather than one motion with several branches, and post-decree motions must include the current addresses of both parties in the caption.   The rule also requires that contempt motions identify the specific orders alleged to have been violated; that motions to modify must identify the specific changes of circumstances upon which the motion is based; and that motions to compel must set forth whether it is based upon a failure to respond or an incomplete or evasive response and the specific discovery request alleged to have been violated.

The proposed amendment also makes clear that it is a party’s responsibility to perfect service on the opposing party under Civil Rules, and Instructions for Service must accompany all post-decree motions invoking the jurisdiction of the court. 

The proposed amendment also changes the response time for a party opposing a motion from 7 to 14 days.

To review the complete adoption of Local Rule 15, please click here.


Local Rule 7 Amended Effective January 16, 2019

The rule was expanded to provide for the filing of an entry of appearance and for a limited scope appearance as allowed under the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct and the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure.  Under the rule, attorneys may file a notice of limited appearance and a notice of completion of limited appearance when terminating limited scope representation, in accordance with the rules and service requirements.

To view the complete adoption of Local Rule 7, please click here



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