Court Rules Resources

Rules approved by the court govern how cases are filed, and what procedures must be followed to answer a complaint and participate in a legal action. There are also rules that deal with format of documents, time of filing, and other administrative issues.


Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

  • These are often abbreviated as FRCP(Civil Procedure), FRCrP(Criminal Procedure), FRAP (Appellate Procedure), and FRE (Rules of Evidence).Local Rules

Local Rules


Greater Cincinnati

Court Rules for All Ohio Counties (COCLL website) or Supreme Court of Ohio Local Rules

Butler County

Clermont County

Hamilton County

Warren County