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    Video Courtroom

    Video Courtroom

    There are three courtrooms, in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division, that have an audio, video recording system: 
    Courtroom One for Magistrates David Farmer and David White
                        Courtoom Two for Magistrates
     Joseph Gallagher and Arvin Miller
                        Courtroom Three for Judge Alice O. McCollum

    The system is the latest in state-of-the-art courtroom technology, whereby, a central control unit is linked to voice-activated microphones strategically placed at the judicial bench, attorneys' tables and witness stand. The system microphones activate when an individual starts to speak and a video camera "slaved" to each microphone automatically focuses on the individual as it records both video and audio onto a data storage unit.  Every image displayed and every sound that is heard is captured into the record.

    An important benefit of the system is the ability to play back any portion of the court record during the proceedings. This affords the Judge, Magistrate or attorneys the opportunity to review any portion of the "record" at any time.  The system also provides assisted listening devices for individuals needing hearing assistance.

    The digital storage unit ensures that the records are immediately made available at the close of the trial day.  Attorneys may request the record on digital disk.  The digital storage device also features both read and write capability, allowing the court to make a disk from the original disk recording on demand.  Time and date indicators are burned into the recordings to preserve record authenticity.

    Evidence Presentations

    Evidence presentation equipment is available.  The equipment has the ability to project evidence, such as, three dimensional objects or documents, onto a screen located in the courtroom.  These Evidence Presentations are recorded along with court proceedings.

    Please call the Judicial Assistants for any additional information about the video equipment.

    For a form to purchase a CD for a court proceeding click here.

    The Supreme Court of Ohio
    The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 10, 2015 the adoption of new rules to govern adult guardianships in Ohio.The rules become effective June 1, 2015.  Read More...
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    Attention: New & Revised Probate Forms have been posted on the Probate Webpage.

    Attorneys, please note that Form 14.0, Application to Approve  Settlement  and Distribution of Wrongful Death and Survival Claims has been amended effective January 1, 2015.  The amended forms may be found on this website and at the Court.
    The Court is accepting the amended form only

    for 2015 and 2016:

    September 7, 2015 for Labor Day

    October 12, 2015  Columbus Day

    November 11, 2015  Veteran's Day

    November 26, 2015  Thanksgiving Day

    November 27, 2015 Day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 11, 2015 Court closes at 11:15 a.m. for Staff Develpment

    December 25, 2015 Christmas Day 

    Calendar closings for 2016:

    January 1, 2016 New Year's Day

    January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February 15, 2016 for Presidents' Day

    May 30, 2016  Memorial Day

    July 4, 2016 Independence Day

    September 5, 2016 Labor Day

    October 10, 2016 Columbus Day

    November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day

    November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day

    November 25, 2016 day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 26, 2016 Christmas Day




    Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
    This local celebration is part of the nationwide effort to call attention to the thousands of foster children waiting for adoption and to celebrate all the families that do adopt.

    To see pictures of the Adoption proceedings go to the Adoption link in the left hand column.