Proposed Amendments to Local Court Rules – The judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court give notice of their intention to amend the local rules of the court to prohibit posting bond pursuant to schedule 4.01 of Rule 13 if is after 5:00 a.m. on a date that the defendant is scheduled to appear for arraignment in courtroom 4D. The full text of the rule amendment can be viewed [ here] . Comments regarding this amendment must be submitted to Gene Edwards at the Franklin County Municipal Court, 375 South High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on June 30, 2017.
The following Local Court Rules have been amended or added in 2017: Rule 13, Schedule 9.01 (new Supervised Community Service Fee); Rule 17 (PVB appeals); Rule 9.16(B) (rescinded; e-filing now governed by interim orders).
The judges amended several court rules in 2016. Loc.R. 1.01, Loc.R. 1.03, Loc.R. 1.04, [ Review Rule 1] and Loc.R. 4.05 were amended to conform to current practice in the court. Loc.R.4.12 was also amended to authorize the approval of search warrants and the issuance of investigative subpoenas electronically [ Review Rule 4] and adopts guidelines for law enforcement for the transmission of the documents. [ Review Guidelines] . Loc.R. 9.08 was amended to comply with R.C. 2935.09(D). [ Review Rule 9] . Loc.R. 8.01 sets forth the criteria for assignment of applications to seal or expunge cases records and makes it clear that criminal and traffic cases which are filed at the same time against the same defendant shall be assigned together. [ Review Rule 8] . Loc.R. 3 (Duties of Counsel) requires attorneys to file a Notice of Appearance of Counsel under certain circumstances, including certain postjudgment civil collection proceedings, changes the procedure for the submission of certain motions, requires counsel to indicate on the continuance request whether the opposing party or counsel consents to the request for a continuance, and removes unnecessary language. [ Review Rule 3] . Loc.R. 12 was amended to recall all civil capias warrants active for more than five years. [ Review Rule 12] . Loc.R.16 (Appointed Counsel) changes the open enrollment period, imposes additional CLE requirements and increases the number of lead counsel cases required to be appointed. [ Review Rule 16] .