- Published: April 20, 2020
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On March 30, the Ohio Supreme Court gave guidance to Ohio courts (there are 164 of them), to minimize physical appearances at court, among other suggestions. (Read them here). However, nothing was mandated, and courts are each are implementing measures they see fit.
At the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, many cases were continued for 60 days in mid-March, which means that they may begin resuming in mid-May. Some hearings and pre-trial conferences have been taking place over Zoom instead of in-person. However, jury trials can’t take place over Zoom, I was told. But they are still developing a plan for how to make them safe.