All motions for continuances shall be served seven (7) days prior to hearing or trial. The seven (7) day period shall not include the hearing or trial date.
Most motions shall be determined without oral argument. Oral hearings will be permitted where:
Written motions which fully comply with the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, including but not limited to Rules 7, 10 and 11, shall consist of the following:
The court may grant leave for separate and later service of supporting briefs or evidence. Each separate service must meet the requirements of Rule 5 of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. Failure to make service under this rule of any pleadings, motions or documents filed with this court may result in the pleadings, motions or documents being stricken from the file.
Subject to Rule 6(E) of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, a party may serve an opposition memorandum within fourteen (14) days from the date the motion, to which the opposition is directed, was served, unless otherwise ordered by the court. This memorandum shall include:
Subject to the Civil Rules and Local Rules of this court, failure to serve and file an opposition memorandum or brief may be construed by the court as an admission that the movant’s motion should be granted.
For good cause shown, the court may grant leave to serve and file additional briefs and/or supplementary evidence or may permit their introduction at an oral hearing. Where said leave is granted, the court’s order shall specify the date that papers are to be filed with the court.
Where permitted by the Civil Rules, the court may enter an order extending or limiting any prescribed time period.
Additionally, any party to a motion may move for an order limiting any prescribed time period. No such order shall be entered until all other parties have been heard on this issue.
Under Local Rule 7.05, any party to the motion proceeding may move ex parte for an order extending the time period. If granted, the movant shall serve a copy of the order on all other parties. The opposing party may request reconsideration, vacation or modification of the order.
The presentation of unnecessary motions and oppositions to motions which delay the course of an action, subject the offender to appropriate sanctions, including but not limited to, payment of the other party’s reasonable expenses, attorney fees and costs.
A party shall not file a motion prior to the entry of a plea in misdemeanor, criminal or traffic cases, except those motions listed as exceptions in Rule 12(C)(2) of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure. These motions shall be heard by a magistrate or judge assigned to misdemeanor arraignments or judge on felony session assignments. Motions listed as exceptions in Rule 11(B)(1) of the Ohio Traffic Rules shall be heard by the magistrate assigned to traffic arraignments.
In the filing of any criminal motion, an original and two legible copies are required. One copy will be left with the Clerk of Court to be forwarded to the assigned judge or traffic magistrate, and the second copy will be left with the Clerk of Court to be forwarded to the City Prosecutor. Filing of the required copy with the Clerk of Court shall be deemed service on the City Prosecutor pursuant to Rule 49 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure.