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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:

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?