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MAGISTRATE KATHLEEN GRAHAM

Magistrate Kathleen Graham

          Franklin County Municipal Court
          General Division
          375 South High Street
          Columbus, Ohio 43215
          Courtroom 10A

Appointed in 1986. Administrative Magistrate
Interim Clerk of the Municipal Court (2005).


Bailiff

Lyndsey Gelhaus  614-645-6260

Secretary

Paula Gruber 614-645-6822

Fax

614-645-8822


Education

B.S. - Ohio State University
J.D. - Capital University Law School, 1982

Employment

Legal Practice: Bailey, Houfek & Hoover  1982-1984
Legal Practice: Bailey & Graham 1985-1986


Practices

Commencement of Action and General Procedures

General

My primary responsibilities to the court are administrative, but I hear cases by special order or reference and when there are scheduling conflicts for the other magistrates.

Motions and Briefs

There are no case coordinators for the magistrates. If a motion is filed in a small claims case or an eviction case, it normally will not be brought to the attention of the magistrate until the day of the hearing.  In those special proceedings, attorneys may want to bring motions to the magistrates' attention and you may get a ruling before trial.

Civil Pretrial Procedures

Settlement

I will always inquire whether settlement has been discussed. I will refer appropriate cases to mediation, if a mediator is available.

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