As COVID cases continue to rise in Cuyahoga County, the Judges voted on Monday, November 23, to suspend jury trials until Tuesday, January 19. The Court will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic and will review the latest numbers on a weekly basis.
Any juror still scheduled to report should call the number on their summons the evening before their report date to determine the status of trials.
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). 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.
If you are called for grand jury, report directly to the Justice Center.
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.
As COVID cases continue to rise in Cuyahoga County, the Judges voted on Monday, November 23, to suspend jury trials until January 19.
Three grand juries will meet through mid-January.
15 people successfully completed the Recovery Court program.
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.