Strict adherence to both the Local Rules of the Seventh Appellate District and the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure is essential.   These rules can also be found in the Ohio Rules of Court.







The following "Forms" are provided in different formats (Word, PDF and a PDF Fillable Form).  Click on "Word", "PDF" or "PDF Fillable Form" to obtain the needed format.


  • Notice of Appeal (Word) (PDF)

  • Praecipe (Word) (PDF), effective February 1, 2020

  •  Docketing Statement

    • Civil Docketing Statement (Word) (PDF), effective February 1, 2020

    • Criminal Docketing Statement (Word)(PDF), effective February 1, 2020

  • Affidavit of Indigency (Word) (PDF)

  • Motion to Extend the Time to File (Record, Transcript, or Brief) (Word)(PDF)

  • ​Motion to Prepare Transcript of Proceedings at State's Expense  (Word) (PDF)

  • Motion to Appoint Counsel (Word) (PDF)

  • Financial Disclosure form (previously entitled Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigency(PDF Fillable)

  • Motion, Entry, and Certification for Appointed Counsel Fees, Form OPD-1026R Rev. 11/2019  and Itemized Description of Services (PDF) (PDF Fillable Form) (The Court now requires a detailed itemization of time spent on each case)​ 


  • Attorney Application to be Placed on Appointed Counsel List (Word) (PDF)



You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word to view these forms.  The .PDF file is in Adobe Acrobat® format and may be viewed, printed, and searched using Acrobat Reader®.





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