Local Rule 3. COURT APPOINTMENTS-(SUP. R. 8)
3.03 Special Process Servers- See Civil Rule XXV
3.04 The Community Diagnostic and Treatment Center (Court Clinic ) shall be the official agency for the court for the determination of mental competence and treatment issues that come before the court. However, where appropriate, the court may designate other agencies or medical personnel to perform such evaluations.
3.05 All persons or agencies who wish to be appointed by the court must submit a request in writing setting forth all qualifications and monetary requirements based upon the courts needs as provided. The Court shall review annually, all appointments and make adjustments and changes as needed.
3.06 For good cause shown the court may, by separate entry appoint other agencies or persons to fulfill the needs of the court.
Local Rule 4. COURT SECURITY PLAN - (SUP. R. 9)
In as much as the Hamilton County Court House by law is controlled by the Court of Common Pleas, the Hamilton County Municipal Court does hereby adopt the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Local Rule 33(C) Security Plan as published and filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Local Rule 5. RECORDING OF PROCEEDINGS- (SUP. R. 11)
5.01 AUDIO RECORDING - Recording of the proceedings of the following particular sessions shall be by audio tape, CD or other reliable electronic means of recording unless other means of recording are necessary and directed:
Traffic Arraignment (City or County)
Criminal Arraignment – CITED CASES
Area Court Arraignment
Judgment Debtors & JD Citations
Replevins & Civil Matters & Civil
Matters referred to Magistrates Pursuant to Civil Rule 53
Garnishment & Garnishment Citations
BMV Points Docket
City of Cincinnati Traffic Dismissal Docket
And any other matters that may be referred to magistrates by a judge of the court.
Recordings shall be maintained pursuant to SUP. R. 26.05 .
5.02 FACSIMILE TRANSMISSIONS
Whenever deemed necessary, the court may use Facsimile Transmitted documents in day-to-day operations of the Court.
5.03 STENOGRAPHIC RECORDING
Judges of the Court shall be assigned a court reporter by the Chief Court Reporter of the Court of Common Pleas, who may request advice from the court. Court Reporters shall record all proceedings by stenographic means, unless otherwise directed by the court.
Local Rule 6. MEDIA COVERAGE OF PROCEEDINGS
The Hamilton County Municipal Court does hereby adopt the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Local Rule 30, Media Coverage of Proceedings, as published and filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio. This rule applies to all arraignment and trial courtrooms.