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JUDGE H. WILLIAM POLLITT, JR.

Judge H. William Pollitt, Jr.

          Franklin County Municipal Court
          General Division
          375 South High Street
          Columbus, Ohio 43215
          Courtroom 14A

Appointed to the bench 1996 (unexpired term). Elected 2009 to current term


Bailiff

Mary Ellen Cain  614-645-8697

Secretary

Colleen Nye 614-645-7745

Fax

614-645-7802


Education

B.S. - Ohio State University, 1970
J.D. - Capital University Law School,  1974

Experience

Legal Practice: 1974-1978
Senior Assistant City Attorney, Prosecutor Division - City of Columbus 1978-1996
Referee, Juvenile Diversion Program - City of Upper Arlington 1987-1996


Commencement of Action and General Procedures

Motions and Briefs

Motion hearings are held prior to actual trial dates.

Continuances

Within reason, liberal continuances are granted.

Civil Pretrial Procedures

Pretrial conferences and orders

All parties exchange discovery materials and be prepared to discuss settlement.

Criminal Pretrial Procedures

Pretrial conferences and orders

Attorney should be prepared to discuss case with prosecutor concerning questions of law, motions, and strengths and weaknesses of the case.

Trial

General

The court will allow the attorneys to try their cases within the Rules of Evidence and without interference from the court.

Decorum

Attorneys should be prompt, polite and prepared.  I try to conduct my courtroom in a relaxed manner and treat everyone with dignity and respect

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