Under Ohio Supreme Court Rules, specialized docket programs are required to be initially certified by January 1, 2014. Courts operating specialized dockets are required to submit an application, undergo a site visit, and submit specific program materials to the Supreme Court as part of the certification process.
The Akron Municipal Court has created new rules pertaining to its specialized court docket programs: Drug Court, Family Intervention Court, Mental Health Court and OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Impaired) Court. The Akron Municipal Court requests public comments on the following Rules of Court for the Akron Municipal Court: (click on the link to access the complete rule):
The Akron Municipal Court will accept public comments until Friday, November 22, 2013. Please submit comments, in writing, on the new rules by November 22, 2013 to: Montrella S. Jackson, Esq., Court Administrator, Akron Municipal Court, 217 South High Street Suite 713, Akron Ohio 44308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and mailing address in any comments submitted by electronic mail.
The Court may create specialized dockets to respond to local needs and resources.
The Court will adopt local rules to establish specialized dockets and implement the ‘specialized docket standards’ under Sup.R. 36.20.