ORGANIZATION AND JURISDICTION OF COURTS OF APPEALS
3, Article IV, Ohio Constitution)
The state shall be divided by law into compact appellate districts
in each of which there shall be a court of appeals consisting of
three judges. Laws may be passed increasing the number of judges
in any district wherein the volume of business may require such
additional judge or judges. In districts having additional judges,
three judges shall participate in the hearing and disposition of
each case. The court shall hold session in each county of the district
as the necessity arises. The county commissioners of each county
shall provide a proper and convenient place for the court of appeals
to hold court.
The courts of appeals shall have original jurisdiction in the following:
In any cause on review as may be necessary to its determination.
Courts of appeals shall have such jurisdiction as may be provided by law to review and affirm, modify, or reverse judgments or final orders of the courts of record inferior to the courts of appeals within the district, except that courts of appeals shall not have jurisdiction to review on direct appeal a judgment that imposes a sentence of death. Courts of appeals shall have such appellate jurisdiction as may be provided by law to review and affirm, modify, or reverse final orders or action of administrative officers or agencies.
A majority of the judges hearing the cause shall be necessary to
render a judgment. Judgments of the courts of appeals are final
except as provided in section 2(B)(2) of this article. No judgment
resulting from a trial by jury shall be reversed on the weight of
the evidence except by the concurrence of all three judges hearing
Whenever the judges of a court of appeal find that a judgment upon
which they have agreed is in conflict with a judgment pronounced
upon the same question by another court of appeals of the state,
the judges shall certify the record of the case to the supreme court
for review and final determination.
Laws may be passed providing for the reporting of cases in the court
QUALIFICATIONS AND TERM OF APPELLATE JUDGE
judge of the court of appeals shall have been admitted to practice
as an attorney at law in this state and have, for a total of six
years preceding his appointment or commencement of his term, engaged
in the practice of law in this state or served as a judge of a court
of record in any jurisdiction in the United States, or both. One
judge shall be chosen in each court of appeals district every two
years, and shall hold office for six years, beginning on the ninth
day of February next after his election. In addition to the original
jurisdiction conferred by Section 3 of Article IV, Ohio Constitution,
the court shall have jurisdiction:
Upon an appeal upon questions of law to review, affirm, modify, set aside, or reverse judgments or final orders of courts of record inferior to the court of appeals within the district, including the finding, order, or judgment of a juvenile court that a child is delinquent, neglected, abused, or dependent, and including an order denying a political subdivision or an employee of a political subdivision the benefit of an alleged immunity from liability as provided in Chapter 2744. or another provision of the Revised Code for prejudicial error committed by such lower court.
court, on good cause shown, may issue writs of supersedeas in any
case, and all other writs, not specially provided for or prohibited
by statute, necessary to enforce the administration of justice.