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New Rule Lists Duties of Judges Leaving Office Early

New rule requires judges retiring early to notify the governor and chief justice.

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New rule requires judges retiring early to notify the governor and chief justice.

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Starting January 1, 2013, judges leaving office before their terms end will be required to notify the governor and chief justice, under a new rule adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Rule VII of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Judiciary of Ohio will require a judge leaving early to submit a resignation letter to the governor and a notification letter to the chief justice at least three days before leaving office. There is no duty to provide prior notification under current rules.

The rule also instructs departing judges to hand over papers, books, and other property to their successors.

Access the text of the rule.

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