FRANKLIN COUNTY RULES OF PRACTICE
OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
Domestic Relations Division
Effective July 1, 1984 unless otherwise noted

DOMESTIC RULES
 
 

RULE 35:

ADMISSION OF OUT-OF-STATE ATTORNEYS

An attorney not licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio, but who is duly licensed to practice law in any other state or the District of Columbia, may, in the discretion of the Trial Judge, be permitted to represent a party or parties in any litigation pending or to be filed in this county after completion of all of the following conditions:

(A) File a written oath substantially in compliance with Rule I, Section 8A of the Rules for the Government of the Bar;

(B) Certify in writing that he or she has familiarized himself or herself with local Court rules and will familiarize himself or herself with the appropriate Civil, Juvenile, or Criminal Rules, the Rules of Evidence, and the Code of Professional Responsibility;

(C) Be sponsored in writing by an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio. The motion made by the licensed attorney shall certify such out-of-state counsel's compliance with this rule and the Rules for the Government of the Bar;

(D) The sponsoring attorney shall submit with the motion and certification an entry authorizing the approval of the motion; and

(E) The sponsoring attorney, or any other attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio, shall be co-counsel with the attorney admitted pro hac vice.

The continuance of any scheduled trial or hearing date shall not be permitted solely because of the unavailability or inconvenience of the out-of-state counsel.

Effective 2/9/98; Amended Eff. 10/1/04