Ohio

Effective Date: 1971
State:
Ohio
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: Criminal Appeals (common pleas, with death penalty, but only for offenses the occured prior to January 1, 1995, municipal, and county), Civil Appeals (common pleas, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, municipal and county) and Court of Claims (10th District only):
(filing to disposition)            
100% within 210 days  

Original Actions:
(filing to disposition)            
100% within 180 days  

Administrative Appeals:
(filing to disposition)            
100% within 200 days
  Ohio Supreme Court Rule of Superintendence 39: Case Time Limits

Effective Date: September 30, 1971 (Common Pleas); January 1, 1975 (Municipal and County Courts)
State:
Ohio
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: Regular:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 9 to 24 months  

Limited:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 6 to 24 months  

Complex Litigation:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 36 months
 

Effective Date: September 30, 1971 (Common Pleas); January 1, 1975 (Municipal and County Courts)
State:
Ohio
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: Felony:
(arraignment to termination)            
100% within 6 months
Misdemeanor:
(warrant/summons to termination)            
100% within 6-24 months
 

Effective Date: September 30, 1971 (Common Pleas); January 1, 1975 (Municipal and County Courts)
State:
Ohio
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: General:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 1 to 18 months
 

Effective Date: September 30, 1971 (Common Pleas); January 1, 1975 (Municipal and County Courts)
State:
Ohio
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: General:
(complaint/summons to disposition)            
100% within 3 to 12 months  
 

Monitoring Information: Ohio documents court performance relevant to time standards by producing reports with information compiled at both local and statewide levels.

The courts submit monthly or quarterly caseload statistics to the Supreme Court of Ohio Case Management Section.  As Ohio is not a unified court system, it is up to each individual court as to who, within their court, also receives a copy of the reports.

The statistics, as submitted to the Case Management Section of the Supreme Court of Ohio, are published in an annual report released each May.  The statistics are also available via public records requests.  As Ohio is not a unified court system, it is up to each individual court as to their internal distribution of court statistics.
Notes: Under its current statistical reporting scheme, the Supreme Court of Ohio is able to measure court performance using the percentage of cases exceeding time standards by classified type, and clearance rate.