Amendments to Rules of Practice Proposed, Published for Public Comment
Every two years, the Ohio Supreme Court Clerk’s Office undertakes a review of the rules that govern how cases are filed and proceed before the Supreme Court. Here are the proposed amendments to the Rules of Practice.
- Rule 2.02 – Pro Hac Vice Admission – would clarify the requirement that out-of-state attorneys must file a motion for admission before being deemed to have made an appearance in a case.
- Rule 3.02 – Filing Electronic Documents by E-mail – would eliminate filing by email because attorneys and self-represented litigants can file electronically through the Court’s e-Filing portal.
- Rule 4.06 – Substitution of Parties – would direct parties on how to proceed when substituting a party is required.
- Rule 11.06 – Applications for Reopening in Death-Penalty Cases – would increase to 15 the page limit for applications and require specific citations to the record.
- Rules 16.08 and 17.08 – would modify the rules to permit filing a citation to relevant authority less than seven days before oral argument if the authority was issued within that timeframe.
Public comment should be submitted in writing or via email by Nov. 9 to:
Justin Kudela, Case Management Counsel
Office of the Clerk
Ohio Supreme Court
65 S. Front St., Eighth Floor
Columbus, OH 43215