Judges & Magistrates
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 has served on the Court since April 5, 2010. She is currently in her second (first full) term which will end in January 2021. Prior to joining the Court, Judge Grdina Gold practiced family law and civil trial litigation for 27 years. 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 pleadings have been filed in a case, 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.
The Judge conducts additional pretrials as needed to ensure that parties and counsel are addressing any unresolved issues and to assist them in moving the case forward. In order to reduce the need for postponements, all court dates in a case are assigned with the agreement of the attorneys and parties. Judge Gold encourages parties and their counsel to engage in discussions for the purpose of negotiating an amicable settlement. If needed, 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. The Judge is a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Domestic Relations Law & Procedure Committee and Public Confidence and Community Outreach Committee. She serves by appointment on the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Court Security. In 2014-2015, Judge Gold was appointed to the Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Task Force. She also serves on the 8th Appellate District Pro Bono Committee and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Pro Bono Summit Leadership Team.
Judge Gold graduated from Notre Dame College (magna cum laude) in 1979 and from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (cum laude) in 1982.
Download a sample of Judge Grdina Gold's Pre-trial Scheduling Order
Download a sample of Judge Grdina Gold's Trial Order
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