Local Rule 3. COURT APPOINTMENTS-(SUP. R. 8)
3.01 By separate entry setting fourth conditions and compensation and pursuant to RC 1901.33, the Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Center is hereby appointed as the official agency to provide service for the speech and hearing impaired, who appear before the court.
3.02 By Separate Entry and pursuant to RC 1901.33, the Travelers Aide International Center is the official agency to provide language interpretation service to the language impaired who appear before the court, except as directed by the court.
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 33D Security Plan as published and filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Local Rule 5. USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES / 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 (SUP. R. 12)
Request for permission to broadcast, televise, photograph, or otherwise record in the courtroom, whether or not court is in session, shall be made in writing to the Judge presiding over the proceedings.
Such a request shall be made on the appropriate form available through the Court Administrator. Such applications should be made as far in advance as is reasonably possible but in no event later than 30 minutes prior to the courtroom session to be recorded. The Judge involved may waive the advance notice provision for good cause. All applications shall become part of the record of the proceedings, and filed in the criminal or civil jacket.
This Rule shall be in effect for all arraignment and trial rooms of the Hamilton County Municipal Court, unless specifically waived by the Judge presiding.