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Magistrate

Michael C. Allbritain

 
 

BIO

Magistrate Michael Allbritain graduated from the University of Dayton with a double major in Political Science and History. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, he became the supervisor and department head for the Small Claims Division of the Franklin County Municipal Court. In 2006, Michael began working the Columbus City Attorney's Office as Assistant City Attorney before being appointed as a Magistrate for Franklin County Municipal Court in 2021.

Continuances

Continuances will be granted on a case by case basis. Each side is generally granted one continuance.

Motions & Briefs

Time stamped copies of any motion should be delivered to the Magistrate's office or emailed to [email protected] for review before the scheduled court date.

Decorum

All parties are expected to check in with the bailiff upon arrival. All parties are expected to be courteous and respectful to each other, the Court, and staff. The Court will not tolerate disrespectful behavior from any party.

General

The parties are encouraged to attempt settlement prior to the hearing. Mediators will be on hand to offer assistance.

Motions & Briefs

Time stamped copies of any motion should be delivered to the Magistrate's office or emailed to [email protected] for review before the scheduled court date.

Motions & Briefs

Time stamped copies of any motion should be delivered to the Magistrate's office or emailed to [email protected] before the scheduled court date for review.

Discovery

The parties are encouraged to exchange discovery as soon as possible prior to the hearing date.

General

Parties will be asked to attempt settlement prior to trial. Court mediators are available upon request.

Pretrial

A pretrial conference may be scheduled at the request of the parties. The Magistrate will preview the case with all the parties prior to the start of a hearing in order to make sure the parties are prepared to proceed to trial. This may result in further settlement discussion or a continuance to enable preparation by the parties.

Exhibits

All exhibits such as photos, text messages, receipts, ledgers, contracts, leases etc. should be printed out and brought to court. Be sure to disclose and mark all exhibits prior to hearing. Please have copies made for each party (one for plaintiff, defendant(s), and one for the Magistrate). If there is a video, the Bailiff must be notified in advance to secure the proper equipment to view the video.

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