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Local Rule 14
14.01 STATUTORY TIME LIMITS
Where the time for filing bills of exceptions, assignments of errors and briefs is fixed by statute or rule of the Ohio Supreme Court, they shall be filed within such time or extension thereof as may be granted in writing by the Judge to whom the case is assigned after notice to opposing counsel or party. Upon the expiration of such time as extended, the case will be considered as submitted on the briefs unless oral argument is requested in writing and granted by such Judge. When granted, such oral argument shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes per side unless extended by the Judge.
14.02 TIME LIMITS
Where the time for filing is not fixed by statute or rule of the Ohio Supreme Court, the Appellant shall file a brief within thirty (30) days after the filing of the transcript of the record; the Appellee shall file their brief within thirty (30) days after the filing of the brief of the Appellant and any reply brief shall be filed within twenty (20) days after the filing of the Appellee's brief. Extensions of time may be granted by entry by the Judge to whom the case is assigned.
In all cases, in which demand or request to the agency by the Appellant is a prerequisite to the preparation of filing of the transcript of the record by the agency, such demand or request shall be filed by the Appellant with the agency at the time of filing the notice of appeal, unless otherwise provided by law, or Rule of Ohio Supreme Court. Upon the filing of a transcript by an agency pursuant to this Rule, the Clerk of Court shall notify counsel or a party if they are unrepresented by counsel, of the date the transcript was filed with the Clerk.
Upon the expiration of the time for filing of the last brief, the case will be considered as submitted upon the briefs unless oral argument is requested in writing and granted by the Judge to whom the case is assigned or is required by law. Such argument shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes per side unless extended by such Judge.
14.03 CHAPTERS 2506 AND 119 APPLICABILITY
The applicability procedures of paragraphs 14.01 and 14.02 above shall apply to all appeals including those under Chapter 2506 of the Revised Code and Chapter 119 of the Revised Code. Under those chapters of any other provision of law including appeals from the Industrial Commission, if the offering of additional evidence or a trial de novo is granted or required by law, the case shall be deemed ready for trial at the discretion of the Trial Judge.
Failure of Appellant to file their bill of exceptions, assignments of error, their brief or a demand for a transcript of the record within the time required shall be cause for dismissal of the appeal for want of prosecution or other disposition of the case at the discretion of the Judge to whom the case is assigned.