Office of the Clerk

The Supreme Court of Ohio will be open to the public on Columbus Day, October 13, 2014.

Other state offices observe Columbus Day and are closed to the public. Columbus Day is considered a legal holiday for purposes of filing deadlines, and filings that are due on Columbus Day will be timely if filed the following day.

All Supreme Court offices will be closed to the public on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, 2014.

Since the court will be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, 2014, filings that are due that day will be timely if filed the following Monday, December 1, 2014.  See Rule 3.03(A)(3) of the Supreme Court Rules of Practice

Please call the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office at 614.387.9530, if you have any questions concerning filing requirements or deadlines.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of the Clerk
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9530
Fax: 614.387.9539
Pursuant to the recent changes in the Supreme Court Rules of Practice, filings that were previously permitted to be filed by fax shall now be filed by e-mail at filing@sc.ohio.gov. Please see S.Ct.Prac.R. 3.02(C) for a list of filings that may be filed by e-mail.

Clerk of the Court:
Sandra H. Grosko

The Clerk's Office manages all cases filed with the Supreme Court. The office maintains the Court's case files, case dockets, journal, and lower court records; prepares and issues Court orders; schedules oral arguments and the Court's consideration of other case matters; and coordinates inter-agency communication in death penalty cases.

The office is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio and recommending appropriate rule amendments to the Court. Deputy clerks, attorneys, and other staff provide assistance on procedural issues to attorneys, litigants, and the public through written communications, phone and office consultations, the publication of answers to frequently asked questions and a guide for presenting oral argument, the posting of helpful Web site information, and seminar presentations.

The Clerk's Office serves as the repository for other documents and filings, including affidavits of disqualification filed against lower court judges, the local rules of practice of other courts, and determinations finding certain persons to be vexatious litigators by the Supreme Court and lower courts.

General Information

Visiting the Court
Court Holidays

Supreme Court Case Information

Case Docket Search
Case Activity Notification Service
Journal
Case Statistics

Practice Before the Supreme Court

PLEASE NOTE: S. Ct. Prac. Rule 3.09(A)(3) requires:
The text of all documents shall be at least 12-point, double-spaced noncondensed type. Footnotes and quotations may be single-spaced; however, they shall also be in 12-point, noncondensed type. As used in this provision, "noncondensed type" shall refer either to Times New Roman type or to another type that has no more than eighty characters to a line of text.

Please be sure to check the word processing font you are using prior to filing.

Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio (effective Jan. 1, 2013)
2013 Rules of Practice Conversion Chart
Filing an Appeal in the Supreme Court of Ohio A pro se Guide
Supreme Court Practice FAQ
Case Processing Timeline - Jurisdictional Appeals
Case Processing Timeline - Appeals Involving Parental Rights and/or Adoption of a Minor Child
Flowchart for Processing of Attorney Discipline Cases
Application for Attorney Fees for Court-Appointed Attorneys
Waiver of Memorandum in Response
Pro Hac Vice Admission
NOTE: If you have a case before the Supreme Court of Ohio, please see Rule 2.02 of the Supreme Court Rules of Practice

Oral Arguments

Guide for Counsel Presenting Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court
Oral Argument Calendar (HTML | PDF)

Master Commissioner Calendar

September 18, 2014
October 1, 2014

Capital Indictment Filings

Filings Not Related to Supreme Court Cases

Local Rules of Court
Affidavits of Disqualification

Notice of Vexatious Litigators

Vexatious Litigators under R.C. 2323.52
Vexatious Litigators under S.Ct.Prac.R. 4.03

Forms

Confidential Personal Identifier Form
(When completing and printing this form, please make sure the personal information appears and is readable in the appropriate field.)
Credit Card Acceptance Form

Other Information

Retirement and Resignation

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