Public access to the Justice Center is limited to the Ontario Street entrance only. Anyone seeking entrance to the Justice Center is subject to a forehead temperature scan and series of health questions, and must wear a face covering. Click here for COVID-19 information.
The Court is open for civil and criminal matters, and we are utilizing remote services unless otherwise directed. All persons entering the Justice Center are required to wear a face covering while in the building and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, including social distancing.
Jurors report to the Global Center for Health Innovation across the street from the Justice Center (Ontario entrance). Jurors are to call 216-698-2977 after 4:30pm the day before your summons date to determine if you need to report in person.
The Court asked retired Cleveland TV investigative reporter Paul Orlousky to explain the measures we have taken to protect the safety of jurors.
Court Safety Protocols
Retired Cleveland TV investigative reporter Paul Orlousky looks at what steps the Court has been taken to protect the general public from COVID-19 if you need to be at the Justice Center.
After extensive planning and preparation, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas HRDVC is ready to accept cases.
Judge Brendan Sheehan welcomed back the first new jurors since trials were postponed in mid-March.
Appointments may be scheduled on-line or by phone.
The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court resumed holding jury trials with new health and safety protocols in place.
The attached LOCAL RULES are posted for public comment through 10/23/20.
Three grand juries will meet through the end of November.