*** NOTICE ***



The First District Court of Appeals, Hamilton County, Ohio, will adopt the following change to its Local Rules, pending comment by the public.  The court will accept comments through the end of the business day on August 7, 2020.  Please send all comments to Keith Sauter (see information below).

Amendment to Local Rule 21.1.doc

Amendment to Local Rule 21.1.pdf



The First District Court of Appeals, Hamilton County, Ohio, in a joint administrative order with Probate Court has taken proactive steps in an effort to maintain critical Court functions while attempting to mitigate the risks to public and staff.  Please see the Joint order and the Court of Appeals Administrative Order below:

Joint Administrative Order.pdf

Court of Appeals Administrative Order.pdf


Also, as we begin to open our courts, we want to ensure justice while protecting the health of the public and our employees.  Below are some guidelines to help us to do this responsibly:

Responsible Restart Ohio.pdf

Please send comments to:

 Keith Sauter
 Court Administrator
 First District Court of Appeals
   230 E. Ninth Street, 12th Floor
 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202