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New Judge Courtrooms: Judge Richard A. Bell is in 21-D.  Judge Andrew J. Santoli is in 21-A.  Judge William F.B. Vodrey is in 18-A.  Click here for complete Judge roster.   For COVID updates, please click here.

 

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Welcome

"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

As COVID cases continue to rise in Cuyahoga County, the Judges voted to suspension jury trials until at least March 1. 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.

Grand juries continue to meet.

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.

Despite the postponement of trials, jurors summons continue to be sent. Once trials resume, jurors will 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.         


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

Video: Interpreting In A Pandemic

Video: Interpreting In A Pandemic

The Court employs interpreters for those who do not speak English. But COVID-19 required some creative thinking.

Trials Now Targeted For March 1

Trials Now Targeted For March 1

The judges have voted on a March 1, 2021, target date to resume jury trials. They will revisit that date in early February.

Judge Santoli Joins The Bench

Judge Santoli Joins The Bench

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division welcomed Judge Andrew J. Santoli to the Bench on Wednesday, December 6, 2021.

2020 Unclaimed Funds Report

2020 Unclaimed Funds Report

Not all the money awarded to defendants in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court cases in 2020 has been claimed.

Judge Vodrey Joins The Bench

Judge Vodrey Joins The Bench

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division welcomed Judge William F.B. Vodrey to the Bench on Sunday, December 3, 2021.

Judge Turner Joins MHDD Docket

Judge Turner Joins MHDD Docket

Judge Deborah M. Turner is joining the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities docket.

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