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Court Accepting Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Feb. 14 on amendments to the annual update to the Ohio Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Proposed amendments to Civil Rules 3, 5, and 11 would allow for attorneys to more easily provide unbundled legal services and remove themselves from cases after agreeing to serve as counsel only for a specific portion of the case.

The annual rules update also includes proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Juvenile Procedure, and Rules of Evidence.

According to the Ohio Constitution, proposed amendments to Rules of Practice must be filed with the General Assembly by Jan. 15, 2018 in order for the amendments to take effect on July 1, 2018.  Any additional amendments to the rules must then be filed before May 1, 2018.

Publication of these proposed amendments for public comment at this time does not imply that the Supreme Court endorses or will ultimately approve any or all of the proposed amendments.

Public comment should be submitted in writing or via email by Feb. 14 to:

Jess Mosser, Policy Counsel
 Ohio Supreme Court
 65 S. Front St., 7th Floor
 Columbus, OH 43215

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