Amendment to Local Rule 32 and Request for Comments



Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 32

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is requesting comments regarding proposed Local Rule 32 (Mediation).

The proposed rule is modified to comport with recent amendments to Superintendence Rules 16 through 16.36 applicable to Ohio courts.  The proposed local rule clarifies when mediation can be requested or required; that a screening process will take place before participation and participation by attorneys and guardians ad litem may be required; the confidentiality of communications; and when continuances are permitted.

To view the amendment, please click here.  The new language appears in RED.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through October 30, 2020.  Please direct any comments to:

Serpil Ergun
Executive Director of Judicial Operations
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W. Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113