1925.18 County department of job and family services employee.

(A)

(1) Subject to division (A)(2) of this section, a prosecuting attorney of a county may designate any employee of a county department of job and family services to act as the prosecuting attorney's representative in the commencement and prosecution or defense of any action in the small claims division of a municipal or county court on behalf of the department.

(2)

(a) If the prosecuting attorney designates as the prosecuting attorney's representative an employee of the department who is not an attorney, the employee may file and present the claim or defense of the department in the action if the employee does not, in the absence of the representation of the department by an attorney, engage in cross-examination, argument, or other acts of advocacy.

(b) If the prosecuting attorney designates as the prosecuting attorney's representative an employee of the department who is an attorney, the employee may file and prosecute or defend fully the claim or defense of the department in the action.

(B) Division (A) of this section does not preclude the appearance of the prosecuting attorney on behalf of a county department of job and family services as provided in section 309.09 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 1925.18

History. Effective Date: 07-01-2000