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Court is closed until Monday, November 30, in observance of Thanksgiving.  For updates on positive COVID tests in the Justice Center, old Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center, or Courthouse Square, 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 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.         


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

Judges Vote To Postpone Trials Until January 19

Judges Vote To Postpone Trials Until January 19

As COVID cases continue to rise in Cuyahoga County, the Judges voted on Monday, November 23, to suspend jury trials until January 19.

New Grand Juries Sworn In 10/20

New Grand Juries Sworn In 10/20

Three grand juries will meet through mid-January.

Recovery Court Graduation 10-1-2020

Recovery Court Graduation 10-1-2020

15 people successfully completed the Recovery Court program.

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.

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