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Wood County Rules
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Chapter 1
Purpose, Applicability, Amendments and Distribution
Rule 1.01
Purpose and Applicability of These Rules Amendments, Sanctions, and Citation

A.     The following Local Rules are adopted by the General Division of the Wood County Court of Common Pleas to provide the fair and expeditious administration of Civil and Criminal Justice.  The provisions herein are to be construed and applied to eliminate delay, unnecessary expense and all other impediments to a just determination of civil and criminal cases.

B.     The rules of practice of this Court for civil cases apply to all criminal and domestic relations proceedings, except where clearly inapplicable or otherwise provided.

C.     These rules of Court shall apply in all proceedings in the General Division of the Wood County Common Pleas Court unless in a particular instance the judge finds justice is otherwise better served.

D.     These rules may be amended upon the approval of a majority of the judges of the general division of the Court of Common Pleas.

E.     Failure to comply with these rules may result in appropriate sanctions, including but not limited to, an award of attorney fees, costs, and dismissal of the action or granting of judgment.

F.     These rules shall be cited as "Local Rule X.XX."
Rule 1.02
Distribution of Local Rules

Copies of the Local Rules shall be available electronically on the websites, if any, of the Wood County Clerk of Courts, the Wood County Law Library, and the General Division of the Wood County Court of Common Pleas. An electronic copy of the rules shall also be available by e-mail from the clerk of courts.
Rule 1.03
Incorporation of the Rules of Superintendence
The Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio as promulgated from time to time and amended by the Supreme Court of Ohio are hereby adopted as rules of this Court except as they may be modified or implemented herein .