Proposed Local Rule 40 and Request for Comments



Proposed Local Rule 40

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is requesting comments regarding proposed Local Rule 40 (Attorney for Child).  The rule was previously posted for comment as proposed Rule 39. 

Proposed rule 40 governs the appointment of an attorney for a minor child in cases involving the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities.  The rule establishes who may be appointed, factors to be considered in making an appointment, responsibilities, compensation, and other matters related to the role.  The reposting includes additional requirements related to eligibility to serve. 

To view the proposed rule, please click here.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through November 28, 2022.  Please direct any comments to:

Magistrate Serpil Ergun, JD, CCM, CCE

Fellow, Institute of Court Management

Executive Director of Judicial Operations

Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court

1 W. Lakeside Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113