Criminal Practice Guidelines

I. General

  1. Entries for continuance must be executed by all parties in paper form. Counsel is encouraged to give the court any advance notice for a request for continuance.
  2. Parties are encouraged to visit the courtroom in advance of trial to familiarize themselves with the technology for displaying evidence.

II. Trial Procedures

  1. Evidence Cart: If an evidence cart will be used during the trial, counsel should contact the Bailiff or Staff Attorney no later than one week prior to the trial date to reserve one. Attorneys unfamiliar with the Court’s courtroom technology are encouraged to contact the Court’s IT staff at 614-525-7587 to schedule a tutorial session.
  2. Trial Counsel are expected to be available on ten (10) minutes notice during jury deliberations. Always leave your cell phone number with the bailiff.