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New jurors report to the 4th floor of the Global Center, across Ontario St. from the Justice Center.  Click here for our latest COVID-19 information.

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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."

All visitors and employees entering any building with business of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, General Division, including the Justice Center, Courthouse Square, Old Courthouse and West Side Office, are required to wear a mask covering both their nose and mouth while in public areas. Each person entering shall pass through a temperature monitor screening.

 

Public access to the Justice Center is limited to the Ontario Street entrance only. Click here for additional COVID-19 information.

 

New jurors report to the 4th floor of the Global Center (across Ontario St.). 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.       


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

Retired Judge Featured On PBS Series

Retired Judge Featured On PBS Series

Judge Michael Jackson will be highlighted in "The American Veteran."

Recovery Court Graduates "Rock"

Recovery Court Graduates "Rock"

Graduation ceremony held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Board Appointment Opportunity

Board Appointment Opportunity

The Court is accepting letters of interest for one of its appointments to the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Judge Sheehan Inducted Into C/M/LAW Hall of Fame

Judge Sheehan Inducted Into C/M/LAW Hall of Fame

Judge Sheehan (’93) is the Common Pleas Court’s Administrative and Presiding Judge, and has served on the Bench since 2008.

Settlement Day 2021

Settlement Day 2021

Settlement Day seeks to clear as many civil cases as possible during the Court’s business hours.

Judge John J. Russo: Public Servant of Cuyahoga County Honoree

Judge John J. Russo: Public Servant of Cuyahoga County Honoree

Judge Russo a 2021 honoree during Italian American Heritage Month in Cleveland.

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