Off-Site Court Program

CONTACT INFORMATION

Off-Site Court Program
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9223
Fax: 614.387.3249
E-mail: Jay.Wuebbold@sc.ohio.gov

Contact:
Jay Wuebbold

Ohio counties that have hosted off-site courtIn 1987, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, Supreme Court of Ohio, wanted to honor the year of the bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution and initiated the educational program, Off-Site Court, which has brought the judiciary live and in person to local communities across Ohio for 26 years.

The Off-Site Court program is designed to educate high school students and other Ohioans throughout the state about Ohio's judicial system.

Twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall, the Supreme Court of Ohio relocates from the capital city and holds sessions in another community, selecting a different county each time.

When the Supreme Court holds court off-site, public, private and home-schooled high school students from throughout the host county are invited to participate. The students and their teachers are provided with curriculum material to study before the session, including summaries of the specific cases to be argued. Local attorneys team with educators at each participating school to explain Ohio's judicial system and review case materials.

On the morning of the court session, selected students attend a question and answer session with the justices of the Court. Then, students from each participating school attend one of the four oral arguments. After their assigned case has been argued, each group of students meets with the case attorneys for a debriefing.

To date, the Off-Site Court program has enabled 35,708 Ohioans, 29,209 of them students, to personally observe the proceedings of the Supreme Court and interact with justices, attorneys and court staff.

For more information, please contact Sara Stiffler, Civic Education Section, Supreme Court of Ohio, at 614.387.9223.

A History of Off-Site Court
Date City County
04/09/14 The University of Toledo College of Law Lucas
10/23/13 Bucyrus Secondary School, Bucyrus Crawford
4/24/13 Distance Learning Center, Bellefontaine Logan
9/26/12 100th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland Cuyahoga
9/25/12 Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland Cuyahoga
4/25/12 Marion Marion
10/19/11 Hillsboro Highland
04/20/11 Cambridge Guernsey
09/29/10 Claude W. Pettit College of Law
125th Anniversary Celebration
Hardin
04/21/10 Norwalk Huron
10/21/09 Paulding Paulding
04/22/09 Lisbon Columbiana
10/15/08 Sidney Shelby
05/07/08 Marysville Union
10/10/07 Greenville Darke
04/18/07 Mt. Vernon Knox
10/18/06 Delaware Delaware
04/26/06 Springfield Clark
10/26/05 Lebanon Warren
04/27/05 Cadiz Harrison
09/29/04 Mt. Gilead Morrow
04/28/04 Batavia Clermont
10/22/03 Wilmington Clinton
04/30/03 Chillicothe Ross
10/16/02 Newark Licking
04/24/02 New Lexington Perry
10/17/01 Xenia Greene
04/04/01 Ironton Lawrence
10/18/00 Lancaster Fairfield
04/12/00 Chardon Geauga
10/06/99 Circleville Pickaway
04/21/99 Claude W. Pettit College of Law Hardin
10/14/98 Celina Mercer
04/22/98 Tiffin Seneca
11/05/97 Cleveland-Marshall Law School Cuyahoga
10/22/97 Zanesville Muskingum
04/02/97 Athens Athens
11/13/96 Urbana Champaign
04/17/96 New Philadelphia Tuscarawas
10/25/95 Van Wert Van Wert
04/26/95 Wooster Wayne
10/26/94 Portsmouth Scioto
04/27/94 Findlay Hancock
10/20/93 Troy Miami
04/28/93 Medina Medina
10/14/92 Hamilton Butler
09/16/92 Napoleon Henry
04/29/92 Painesville Lake
03/18/92 Elyria Lorain
10/23/91 Bowling Green Wood
09/25/91 Eaton Preble
05/08/91 St. Clairsville Belmont
04/10/91 Sandusky Erie
10/24/90 Millersburg Holmes
09/19/90 Port Clinton Ottawa
05/09/90 Akron Summit
04/18/90 Gallipolis Gallia
10/18/89 Dayton Montgomery
09/20/89 Ashland Ashland
05/17/89 Wauseon Fulton
04/12/89 Canton Stark
10/26/88 Youngstown Mahoning
09/28/88 Lima Allen
05/11/88 Warren Trumbull
04/20/88 Cleveland Cuyahoga
03/02/88 Cincinnati Hamilton
11/19/87 Toledo Lucas
10/21/87 Marietta Washington