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JUDGE JAMES E. GREEN

Judge James E. Green

          Franklin County Municipal Court
          General Division
          375 South High Street
          Columbus, Ohio 43215
          Courtroom 15D

Appointed to the bench 1994 (unexpired term).  Elected to bench 1995
Elected to current term 2007


Bailiff

Valarie Rouchion   614-645-8709

Secretary

Cindy Herriott 614-645-8295

Fax

614-645-8255


Education

B.A.- University of Akron, 1980
J.D. - Ohio State University, 1984

Experience

Carpenter, Cabinet Designer & Manufacturer, Union Steward  1973-1981
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 1984-1989
Instructor - Columbus State Community College  1987-Present
Administrator - Clients' Security Fund of Ohio  1989-1995


Practices

Commencement of Action and General Procedures

Motions and Briefs

Motions to be submitted timely and served on opposing parties.  Motions ruled on without oral hearing unless requested. All motions to be submitted to the court at least five days before trial date

Continuances

Requests for continuances to be presented to the court a minimum of five days prior to court date. Opposing parties to be contacted regarding request.

Civil Pretrial Procedures

Settlement

Settlement conferences are held on day of trial unless court determines that earlier conference is warranted.

Pretrial conferences and orders

Pretrials are not scheduled unless a jury demand is filed.  Litigants need to be present unless excused by the court.

Criminal Pretrial Procedures

Pretrial conferences and orders

Criminal and traffic cases automatically for pretrial when jury demand is filed. Criminal defendants are to be present.

Trial

Voir Dire

Voir dire is conducted by the court with parties given latitude to ask follow-up questions.

Decorum

Proper courtroom etiquette observed. No hats, food, drinks, or reading of newspapers when court is in session. Appropriate attire required for attorneys and litigants. Professionalism toward court and opposing counsel expected at all times.

Exhibits

Exhibits are to be marked in advance and will be maintained by the court reporter

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