Judge James L. Kimbler of the Medina Common Pleas Court reviews Ohio’s
right to a speedy trial in criminal cases. During this three hour seminar
Judge Kimbler discusses the constitutional origins of the right to a speedy
trial; Ohio’s codification of the right to a speedy trial; and problems that
Ohio’s judges and lawyers face when applying the right in particular cases.
Judge Kimbler will review when the right to a speedy trial attaches; the differences
between pre-indictment and post-indictment delays; the application
of Ohio’s statutory time limits in both misdemeanor and felony cases;
and areas where speedy trial problems arise

At the end of the seminar participants will be able to identify problems
in applying Ohio’s right to a speedy trial and how to
analyze such problems.

This course will be taught by Judge James Kimbler (R).  He is a 1974 graduate of the Case Western Reserve School of Law.  He was admitted to the bar in 1974 and became a municipal court judge in 1986.  He served over 10 years as Wadsworth Municipal Court Judge before being elected as Medina County Common Pleas Court Judge.  Judge Kimbler has presented seminars and lectures for many organizations including the Ohio Judicial College; the Ohio Association of Municipal and County Court Judges; the Ohio State Bar Association; the University of Akron Law School; and the Celebrezze-Zanghi Community Legal Education Project.

He looks forward to helping you.