Jury trials have resumed at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The Court continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and is taking every safety precaution.
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 digital temperature scan and must wear a mask. Click here for COVID-19 information.
Jurors report to the Global Center for Health Innovation across the street from the Justice Center (Ontario entrance). Trial 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. Jurors will be asked to report based on a “draw number” range. The draw number is located on the summons following the four-digit date in this format, xx/xx-draw number.
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.
Court Offers Help In Scheduling Vaccines
The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is offering assistance to Justice Center visitors who have not yet signed up for their COVID-19 vaccines. The Court’s Resource Center on the 4th floor has internet access, and Justice Center visitors can use our computers to register for available vaccinations. There will be signs at the Ontario Street entrance to the Justice Center and in the probation offices to let people know about the assistance. Resource Center staff will be available to answer any questions.
In the span of one week, three of our Court's specialty dockets held graduation ceremonies.
Judge Matia was honored by the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) at their annual convention in Columbus.
The four divisions of the Common Pleas Court are offering staff members a personal day if they provide proof of vaccination.
Drug Court awarded final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets.
The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Reporters had an impressive showing at the Hagestrom Cup Speed Contest!
The Court is partnering with Recovery Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month.