Welcome to the First District Court of Appeals

The First District Court of Appeals is one of twelve appellate districts in the State of Ohio. Our jurisdiction consists only of Hamilton County. This Court and its personnel are committed to serving the citizens of Hamilton County, Ohio in an open, orderly, and efficient manner.

Announcements

First District Court of Appeals Requests Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes

The First District Court of Appeals has approved for public comment amendments to the Court’s Local Rules. The proposed amendments …

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First District Court of Appeals Seeks Applicants for Appointed Counsel List

The First District Court of Appeals is once again seeking applicants for its Appointed Counsel List. The Court currently appoints …

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New Notices Being Used by the Court

Prior to 2022, all cases were automatically set for oral argument. Based on the local rules change in 2022, parties …

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News & Events

Local Courts Collaborate with Local Practitioners and the Cincinnati Bar Association to bring Unbundled Legal Services to Hamilton County

In 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Access to Justice issued a report that recommended “the promotion …

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First District Court of Appeals Held Off-site Arguments At UC

  The First District Court of Appeals held off-site arguments at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on November …

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First District Court of Appeals Welcomed Students from Xavier University

The First District Court of Appeals welcomed students from Xavier University to our courtroom on November 1, 2022, to observe …

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Parking

The First District Court of Appeals does not provide free parking. Visitors may use on-street parking or nearby parking lots and garages.

For on-street parking at meters, click here.

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

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