Policy Statements

The Ohio Judicial Conference is the voice of Ohio judges on matters pertaining to the administration of justice.

From time to time, the Judicial Conference, through the Executive Committee, establishes policies or adopts resolutions that express judicial consensus.  The Judicial Conference also comments on pending legislation through Judicial Impact Statements, pursuant to O.R.C. 105.911.

Recent policy statements, resolutions and Judicial Impact Statements are collected below.

Policy Statement on Court Security and Weapons in Court Facilities 11/6/2017

Policy Statement on the Ohio Risk Assessment System and Risk and Needs Assessment Tools  3/20/15
Policy Statement on Judicial Allotments and Court Consolidation  3/14/14
Policy Considerations on Judicial Allotment

On September 7, 2011, the Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee adopted the Policy Statement on Separation of Powers Special Project Funds and Other Court Functions that was prepared by the Ohio Judicial Conference Court Administration Committee.  Approved 9/7/11

On February 25, 2011 the OJC Executive Committee adopted a response to  CCAO's Legislative Program  Approved 2/25/11
Policy Statement on Judicial Discretion and Mandatory Sentencing Approved 5/9/08
OSBA Pro Bono Resolution  Approved 11/21/07
Policy Statement on Jury Services by Ohio Citizens Approved 5/5/07
Resolution to Support Optional Juvenile Court Participation as a Title IV-E placing Agency  Approved 11/17/06
Resolution to Support an Amendment to Rule 36 of the Rules of Superintendence of the Supreme Court of Ohio  Approved 2/24/06
Resolution to Approve an Amendment to Canon 3(D) Approved 2/24/06 
Policy Statement on Court Costs Approved 11/18/05
Resolution to Establish a Judicial Advisory Group and to Propose an Amendment to Canon 3(D) Approved 11/18/05
Resolution to Support the Ohio State Bar Association Model Judicial Mid-Term Evaluation Program Approved 11/18/05
Report of the Ohio Judicial Conference Ad Hoc Committee on Public Records, Privacy and the Internet Approved 9/8/04