Common Pleas Local Rules

Instructions for Commenting on Proposed Local Rule Changes

Local Rules Book Version (PDF)

RULE 1. Scope and applicability of rules; purpose;

RULE 2. The Joint Session

RULE 3. Presiding Judge, Assistant and Second Assistant Presiding Judges, and Secretary

RULE 4. Administrative Judge

RULE 5. Terms of Court; hours of session

RULE 6. Designation of official daily law journal; calendars of the court

RULE 7. Individual assignment system

RULE 8. Juries

RULE 9. Deposit of security for costs

RULE 10. Trial attorneys

RULE 11. Pleadings and other papers

RULE 12. Extensions of time to move or plead by stipulation

RULE 13. Default

RULE 14. Motions, memoranda and procedure thereon

RULE 15. Case management and pretrial conferences; procedure

RULE 16. Judgments upon warrant of attorney to confess

RULE 17. Journal entries

RULE 18. Disposition of cases called for trial

RULE 19. Judgment debtor examinations

RULE 20. Fees

RULE 21. Registered land cases

RULE 22. Notary public: examination and appointments

RULE 23. Magistrates

RULE 24. Compulsory arbitration

RULE 25. Court administrator

RULE 26. Effective date; repeal; amendments

RULE 27. Drug abuse & controlled substance procedures

RULE 28. Medical malpractice arbitration

RULE 29. Jail rules

RULE 30. Media coverage of Court proceedings

RULE 31. Mediation

RULE 32. HIV Testing

RULE 33. Hamilton County Courthouse

RULE 34. Electronic Transmission Filings

RULE 35. Court Guided Addiction Treatment Program (CGAT)

RULE 36. Issuance of Warrant for Probation Violation (per Criminal Rule 4)

RULE 37. Civil Protection Order -

RULE 38. Court Record Retention

RULE 39. Return of Inmates for Forfeiture Proceedings

RULE 40. No Expungement Or Sealing The Record During Appeal

RULE 41. Appointment of Special Prosecutor

RULE 42. DNA Testing

RULE 43. Collaborative Settlement

RULE 44. Search Warrants

RULE 45. Foreclosure

RULE 46. Certificate of Qualification for Employment

RULE 47.   Specialized Dockets