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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.

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.

 

 



Court Offers Help In Scheduling Vaccines

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is offering assistance to Justice Center visitors who have not yet signed up for their COVID-19 vaccines. The Court’s Resource Center on the 4th floor has internet access, and Justice Center visitors can use our computers to register for available vaccinations. There will be signs at the Ontario Street entrance to the Justice Center and in the probation offices to let people know about the assistance. Resource Center staff will be available to answer any questions.


Recent News

Deputy Court Administrator Now Certified Court Executive

Deputy Court Administrator Now Certified Court Executive

Andrea Kinast received her credentials after completing a multi-year curriculum developed by the Court Management Program.

Judge Sheehan Re-Elected As Administrative Judge

Judge Sheehan Re-Elected As Administrative Judge

Judge Brendan J. Sheehan has been re-elected by his colleagues to continue as Administrative Judge of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division.

Pro Bono Collaborative Accepting Clients

Pro Bono Collaborative Accepting Clients

Those in need of civil legal assistance are encouraged to see if they qualify.

Court Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Assigned Counsel

Court Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Assigned Counsel

Any attorney seeking to be assigned counsel will need to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Comment Sought For Local Rule 30.1

Comment Sought For Local Rule 30.1

The attached LOCAL RULES are posted for public comment through 9/30/21.

Court Requiring Employee COVID Vaccinations

Court Requiring Employee COVID Vaccinations

Employees, except those with medical or religious exemptions, are to receive the vaccination by October 15, 2021.

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