Local Rules of Court

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RULE 1 - SCOPE AND EFFECTIVE DATE

(A) These Local Rules of Court are adopted for the practice and procedures in the Lakewood Municipal Court pursuant to Article IV, Section 5(B) of the Ohio Constitution, Rule 5 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, Rule 83 of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 57 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure and are intended to supplement the Ohio Rules of Procedure and the Ohio Rules of Superintendence. Whenever any Local Rule is inconsistent with any rule promulgated by the Ohio Supreme Court, the rule promulgated by the Ohio Supreme Court shall govern.

(B) The purpose of these rules is to facilitate the expeditious disposition of cases and to supplement the procedures set out in the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, The Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Ohio Revised Code to assist counsel and parties with cases pending in the Lakewood Municipal Court.

(C) These rules are effective as of November 1, 2023, and shall supersede and replace any local rules previously entered by this court.


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