(A) The commission may allow the filing of briefs, and in extraordinary circumstances, permit oral argument at hearing by an amicus curiae.
(B) A person wishing to participate in an appeal as an amicus curiae shall move the commission for permission to participate. Such a motion shall identify the interest of the person filing and shall state the reasons why his participation as an amicus curiae is desirable, and whether he wishes to file a brief, present oral argument, or both.
(1) The motion shall be served simultaneously upon the parties and filed with the commission.
(2) A party may file an objection to the granting of such motion within five days of service of the motion. The party shall set forth in detail his reasons for objecting to participation by an amicus curiae.
(C) An amicus brief and all briefs in response shall be filed at the time specified by the commission.
(D) Oral argument by an amicus curiae will be heard only in strict compliance with the conditions enunciated by the commission in its order granting such a motion.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2009 and 03/09/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3745.03
Rule Amplifies: 3745.02 - 3745.06
Prior Effective Dates: 8/24/73, 3/9/99, 5/27/04