1901.151 Notice of insufficient caseload.

(A) Except as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, upon a determination by the judge of the housing or environmental division of a municipal court that the volume of cases pending in the division does not constitute a sufficient caseload for the judge, the judge shall notify the administrative judge of the municipal court of the insufficient caseload in the division. After receipt of the notification, the administrative judge, in accordance with the Rules of Superintendence for Municipal Courts and County Courts, shall assign individual cases to the judge of the division from the general docket of the court, but, except in the case of the environmental division of the Franklin county municipal court, the administrative judge shall not assign the judge of a housing or environmental division to a particular session of the court. The administrative judge shall continue to make the assignments until notified by the judge of the division to discontinue making the assignments.

(B) If the administrative judge of the Toledo municipal court determines that the volume of cases pending in the housing division of the court does not constitute a sufficient caseload for the judge of the division, the administrative judge, in accordance with the Rules of Superintendence for Municipal Courts and County Courts, shall make assignments to the judge of the division. If assignments so occur, the administrative judge shall cease the assignments when he determines that the volume of cases pending in the division constitutes a sufficient caseload for the judge of the division.

(C) If the administrative judge of the Franklin county municipal court determines that the volume of cases pending in the environmental division of the court does not constitute a sufficient caseload for the judge of the division, the administrative judge, in accordance with the Rules of Superintendence for Municipal Courts and County Courts, shall make assignments to the judge of the division and may assign the judge of the division to a particular session of the court. If assignments so occur, the administrative judge shall cease the assignments when he determines that the volume of cases pending in the division constitutes a sufficient caseload for the judge of the division.

Effective Date: 07-08-1991