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July 1 Brings Several Rule Changes

Judges and lawyers should take note of several new rules that take effect today, July 1.

  • Law students may be able to reach their goal one year sooner if Ohio colleges and universities choose to start offering accelerated “3+3” programs. Under the recently adopted amendments to Rule I of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, applicants for admission to the practice of law in Ohio would only be required to obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before admission to the practice of law rather than before admission to law school. Click to access the amendments.
  • Changes to Rules 80-88 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio will provide better access to the state’s judicial system for people who need language interpretation through the addition of standards for using a foreign language interpreter over the phone. Click to access the amendments.
  • A series of amendments to the Rules of Practice and Procedure in Ohio Courts include changes to Crim.R. 41 that address issuing and executing tracking-device search warrants. Click to access the amendments.
  • Amendments to Traf.R. 3 delete the requirement that an electronic ticket meet the mandatory “form and content” requirement of a paper ticket. The amendments also maintain that any paper ticket generated from the e-ticket be of sufficient quality to meet record retention requirements.

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