Honorable Rosemary Grdina Gold, Judge

Harold R. Rauzi, Bailiff, 216-443-8812
Victoria Baskovic, Scheduler, 216-443-8859
Third Floor, Courtroom 1A

Ann Weatherhead, Trial Magistrate
Jason Parker, Motion Magistrate

 Judge Rosemary Grdina Gold was appointed to a vacancy on the Court on April 5, 2010.  That November, she was elected to complete the term through January 2015.  Prior to joining the Court, Judge Grdina Gold practiced family law for 27 year.  She brings this experience to the bench in the handling of her docket.

Judge Gold believes that every court appearance attended by parties and/or their attorneys should have a measurable outcome.  She strongly encourages litigants to participate in and take ownership of their case.  Soon after a case is filed, the Judge conducts a Pretrial Conference at which she meets with the attorneys and the parties to identify the issues in the case and determine how much time will be needed to get the case ready for settlement or trial.  Concerns regarding the parenting of minor children are addressed at that first Pretrial.  Also, all future court dates in the case are assigned upon the agreement of the attorneys and parties, in order to reduce the need for postponements.  She then monitors the timely progress of cases on her docket in accordance with the Court’s Local Rules.  Judge Gold encourages parties through attorneys to engage in discussions for the purpose of negotiating an amicable settlement, and she conducts attorney conferences or hearings on pretrial motions to help dispose of issues which may impede settlement.

Judge Gold currently chairs the Court’s Local Rules Committee.  She also serves on the 8th Appellate District Pro Bono Committee and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Pro Bono Summit Leadership Team.  The Judge has been appointed to serve on the Supreme Court's Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists and the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Court Security.