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 Approves Amendments to Local Rules Effective 2/1/2024

The First District Court of Appeals has approved amendments to the Court’s Local Rules. The amendments go into effect on ...
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First District Court of Appeals seeks Applications for the Court’s Appointed Counsel List

Beginning March 1, 2024, the First District Court of Appeals will appoint appellate counsel from a new appointed counsel list.  ...
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First District Seeks Public Comment on Amendments to the Local Rules

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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News & Events

Judge Winkler Hears Oral Arguments at the Ohio Supreme Court

Judge Robert Winkler at the Ohio Supreme Court on February 6, 2024. Earlier this week, First District Judge Robert Winkler ...
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Judge Ginger S. Bock Selected as Administrative and Presiding Judge for 2024

Judge Ginger S. Bock was selected by her colleagues to serve as the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the First ...
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Forest Hills Students Visit First District

Forest Hills Students Visit First District Court of Appeals On November 13, 2023, the First District welcomed 20 students from ...
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“The people’s good is the highest law” – Cicero

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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