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The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas – General Division’s judiciary consists of seventeen (17) elected Judges; (9) Magistrates; and (1) Visiting Judge.

Please choose one of the following links to access specific information regarding the Court’s judiciary:

Visiting Judges

Specialized Dockets

In addition to the core functions of the judiciary, the Court has developed specialized dockets to address specific needs in the community. These specialized dockets include the following:

Related Forms

Foreclosures Atty Certification

Criminal Case Continuance

Subsitution of Counsel

Related FAQs

Q: How are Common Pleas Judges chosen?

Q: What hours is the court open?

Q: How many Judges does Common Pleas Court have?

Q: Do all common pleas court trials have juries?

Q: How do I get a civil protection stalking order?

Q: How do I get a transcript?

Q: How do I arrange for a court tour for my students/class?

Q: Can I bring my cell phone or pager to court?

Q: What is the address and phone number of the court?

Q: How do I get to the courthouse?

Q: Where are the magistrate’s offices?

Q: How can I find out which Judge is assigned to a case?

Q: What should I wear to court?

Q: How can I find out if a motion, order or entry has been filed for a particular case?

Q: Can I come and watch a trial?

Q: Can the court recommend an attorney or law firm?

Q: How can I find a lawyer?

Q: Where is the clerk’s office located?

Q: Can the court give me legal advice?

Q: Where can I park?

Q: Can I act as my own attorney?