Margot Halcomb to Replace Justice Kennedy on Butler County Domestic Relations Court

March 14, 2013

On March 13, 2013, Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Margot B. Halcomb to serve as a judge on the Butler County Domestic Relations Court. Halcomb will assume office on April 2, 2013, and must run in November 2014 to retain the seat for the unexpired term, which ends January 3, 2017. Halcomb is replacing Sharon Kennedy, who was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Source: CNO

Comments on Proposed Modification of Juvenile Court Local Rule JR 79 Accepted Until June 1, 2012.

April 25, 2012

Butler County Juvenile Court will be accepting comments on proposed modification of Juvenile Court Local Rule JR 79 until June 1, 2012.  Text: JR 79 as posted for comment on 4 23 12

Comments may be forwarded to:

 John T. Bruewer
 Chief Magistrate
 Butler County Juvenile Court
 280 North Fair Avenue
 Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Applications for the Butler County Juvenile Court Appointed Counsel List Due by March 4, 2011

January 13, 2011

The deadline for filing applications for inclusion on the court-appointed attorney list for the Juvenile Court is March 4, 2011.  The application form is contained in the Local Rules. Those Rules can be accessed on the Court’s website from this link. See Appendix K at page 66 of the PDF file.

Submitted for publication by John Bruewer, Chief Magistrate, Butler County Juvenile Court.

Butler County Juvenile Court’s Revised Local Rules of Procedure Now Available Online

April 19, 2010

The Butler County Juvenile Court Local Rules of Procedure (effective May 1, 2010) are now available on the Court’s website here.

BC Area Courts 2010 Court Rules Available

February 16, 2010

The Area Courts 2010 Court Rules, effective Feb. 1, 2010, can be downloaded at

Judge Sage To Serve as President of Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association

January 27, 2010

Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael J. Sage will serve as president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association this year. “It is a great honor to serve as the president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges’ Association,” said Judge Sage. “In this time of difficult budgets and expanding case loads, I look forward to being a voice for all trial judges in Ohio. Ohio has had a long tradition of dedicated and respected judges who work hard to preserve the integrity of the third branch of government. As the president of the OCPJA, it is my job to nourish that tradition and keep it alive.” Quoting from Josh Sweigart’s Journal News Butler County News and Issues blog post.

Butler County Juvenile Court’s Court-Appointed Attorney Applications Due by March 5, 2010

January 5, 2010

Attorneys who desire to remain on the Butler County Juvenile Court ‘s court-appointed attorneys list or who desire to be added to the Court’s list must submit their applications to John T. Bruewer, Chief Magistrate, Butler County Juvenile Court (280 N, Fair Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011) on or before March 5, 2010.  The application form has already been forwarded to many attorneys.  Copies can be obtained directly from the Chief Magistrate or can be downloaded here. Copies of the application form have also been routed to judges and magistrates.

(Posted by Joe Hodnicki per Chief Magistrate John Bruewer’s request).