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Sept. 27, 2011
Supreme Court Rules of Practice Changes Effective Oct. 1

Attorneys practicing in the Supreme Court of Ohio should take note of a few changes to the Rules of Practice that take effect this week. They include:

One area of the Rules of Practice that hasn’t changed is the requirement that the text of all documents shall be at least 12-point, double-spaced non-condensed type.

Rule 8.4(A)(3) states: “The text of all documents shall be at least 12-point, double-spaced noncondensed type. Footnotes and quotations may be singled-spaced; however, they shall also be in 12-point, noncondensed type. As used in this provision, ‘noncondensed type’ shall refer either to Times News Roman type or to another type that has no more than eighty characters to a line of text.”

Kristina Frost, Clerk of the Court, said it’s important to issue a reminder from time to time to make sure documents are easy to read and comply with page limit requirements.

“We have noticed more and more documents submitted in 11-point type, which may be the result of a default setting on some word processing programs. We are encouraging attorneys to double-check the font size of documents they plan to file with the Court.”