Office of Court Services

The Office of Court Services supports trial and appellate courts in the administration of justice. The Office oversees several Sections and Programs which provide traditional and innovative services in response to and with respect for the needs of the courts and the public.

Case Management Section - Provides practical and cost-effective solutions for case flow and operational management concerns. The section provides oversight for Court Statistical Reporting and Mayor’s Courts Registration and Reporting. And, it staffs the Advisory Committee on Case Management.

Children & Families Section - Supports all courts and judges in Ohio with jurisdiction over juvenile, probate, and family law matters. The section also manages the federal Court Improvement Program and other court reforms, and staffs the Advisory Committee on Children & Families.

Dispute Resolution Section - Provides mediation training, program monitoring and administration of policies and procedures for dispute resolution. The section also staffs the Commission on Dispute Resolution.

Domestic Violence Program - Assists and supports local courts with issues associated with civil and criminal domestic violence and stalking cases practices and procedures. The program staffs the Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence.

Language Services Program - Provides technical support and advice on the use of interpreters in the court and also training for court personnel, judges, and court administrators. The program staffs the Advisory Committee on Language Services.

Specialized Dockets Section - Provides technical support and guidelines for the establishment and operation of local specialized dockets. The section staffs the Commission on Specialized Dockets.

Local Court Roundtable Meetings

The Supreme Court of Ohio established the local court roundtables program in order to provide a way for judges, magistrates, and other court personnel from courts of similar jurisdiction and demographics to come together to share ideas, concerns, and triumphs.  Agenda topics to be discussed are solicited from roundtable members ahead of each roundtable meeting. Supreme Court staff facilitate each meeting.

All roundtable meetings are held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus. Anyone wishing to participate in a particular roundtable should contact Gerri Allen in order to be added to that roundtable's membership roster. Roster members will receive written confirmation approximately four weeks prior to each roundtable meeting.

View the 2016 roundtable meeting schedule

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