A Delaware County judge has been appointed to an Ohio Supreme Court commission and will review rules for courts in Ohio.
Delaware County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge David Hejmanowski was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on the Rules of Superintendence for Ohio Courts. Hejmanowski will represent the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges on the commission.
Court officials said the commission consists of 19 members, including representatives of various judges associations, attorneys, magistrates, clerks of courts, and court administrators and is chaired by Judge Patricia Delaney of the 5th District Court of Appeals.
Hejmanowski said his first meeting is today and his term in the position will end on Dec. 31, 2018.
Hejmanowski said he has served on similar commissions in the past and enjoyed them and was looking forward to the commission.
Hejmanowski explained that the Ohio Supreme Court has general powers over the courts of Ohio and is in charge of establishing rules and procedures.
To that end, the Commission on the Rules of Superintendence was established to assist in the review of these new rules in 2006.
Hejmanowski said the commission makes recommendations to the Supreme Court for adoption of new rules and amendments and, upon adoption by the court, the rules become effective, and do not need to be submitted to the General Assembly for review.
Among the topics covered by the Rules of Superintendence are arbitration, mediation, civil protection orders, public access to court records, use of interpreters, guardianships and statistical reporting and record-keeping by individual courts, Hejmanowski said.
Hejmanowski said his predecessor, Judge Kenneth Spicer, held the same position for two terms.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.