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Impact of COVID-19 on Ohio Courts

The Coronavirus is affecting all facets of our lives and society, and this includes Court operations in federal and state courts – see more below. Importantly, we want to ensure our clients that we here at OLRB remain engaged and are coordinating client matters with the Courts and internally. We are in unchartered territory, and of course, things remain in flux.

1. Franklin County Courts – Municipal and Common Pleas Courts (General / Domestic / Probate Divisions) are suspending all but the most essential court functions (the Courts have not given any direction on what is deemed essential yet) AND postponing to a future date (yet to be determined) all civil and criminal matters that are currently scheduled through April 10, 2020.

2. U.S. District Court So. Dist. Ohio – The U.S. District Court has issued a General Order effective March 12, 2020, which provides that any matter set for trial between March 12, 2020, to April 13, 2020, are continued for 30 days. Any other deadlines during this 30-day time period remain in effect. Essential staff for the above Courts and Clerks’ offices remain working to keep cases moving otherwise.

Note that there are many, many Courts throughout Ohio and our state-wide practice creates challenges to keep track of what other Courts may be doing. We will be analyzing client matters in the other Courts as deadlines appear on our firm’s internal docket system. There are undoubtedly many questions clients may have and we will strive to answer what we can but know there remain uncertainties.

OLRB has designated Colleen Ryan as our Client Coordinator during this period; thus, if you have further questions, you can contact Colleen by email: [email protected] or phone: 614-716-0500.

Thank you for your patience and the continued opportunity to be of assistance to you.

Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 6:47 pm and filed under News and Press.

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