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"The mission of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is to provide a forum
for the fair, impartial and timely resolution of civil and criminal cases."

COVID-19

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.


Juror Safety

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.


Recent News

High-Risk Domestic Violence Court

High-Risk Domestic Violence Court

After extensive planning and preparation, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas HRDVC is ready to accept cases.

First Jurors Welcomed Back

First Jurors Welcomed Back

Judge Brendan Sheehan welcomed back the first new jurors since trials were postponed in mid-March.

Resource Center Scheduling In-Person Appointments

Resource Center Scheduling In-Person Appointments

Appointments may be scheduled on-line or by phone.

Jury Trials Resume

Jury Trials Resume

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court resumed holding jury trials with new health and safety protocols in place.

Comment Sought For Local Rules (1, 2, 3, 5)

Comment Sought For Local Rules (1, 2, 3, 5)

The attached LOCAL RULES are posted for public comment through 10/23/20.

New Grand Juries Sworn In

New Grand Juries Sworn In

Three grand juries will meet through the end of November.

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On The Record

The Podcast of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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