The central scheduling director, supervisors, schedulers and deputies shall act under the general direction of the administrative judge. The department shall have the following responsibilities:
Civil cases shall be assigned to individual judges by lot, upon the filing of an answer or motion other than a motion for default judgment, including but not limited to, garnishment before judgment, temporary restraining orders, or immediate seizure in a replevin action.
Civil cases assigned to individual judges shall be scheduled for hearings and trials by the Central Scheduling Department. Proper notification shall be sent to the parties, or their legal representatives, as to time, place, date and type of hearing scheduled. Daily Legal News notification shall be made for all cases scheduled. All case scheduling shall be reflected on the file and by journal entry.
Immediately following assignment, criminal cases shall be scheduled as soon as practicable before the judge to whom they are assigned. Subsequent scheduling of criminal cases shall be the responsibility of the individual judge assigned.
Individual judges shall provide the Central Scheduling Department with available dates to be used in the scheduling of initial appearances on personal docket cases. All scheduled dates shall be in compliance with the requirements of Ohio Revised Code Sections 2945.71 and 2945.72 and shall be reflected in the court’s journal, on the case file, and in the courtroom docket.
Subject to Ohio Revised Code Section 2945.71, priority of normal scheduling shall be as follows:
All trial and hearing dates shall be journalized by the court and recorded by the Clerk of Court. The Central Scheduling Department shall be responsible for mailing the notices of all dates and times assigned for scheduled hearings to trial counsel or pro se litigants.
All cases stayed by the court shall be returned to the Central Scheduling Department. A review of stayed cases shall be made quarterly and a report made semi-annually.
All civil hearings on the regular docket and small claims continuances shall be entered on the court’s Cleveland Integrated Justice Information System (CIJIS) computer by the Central Scheduling Department. The CIJIS computer system shall provide the following reports for the court’s use:
The Central Scheduling Department shall be responsible for entering all of the criminal personal docket assignments in the CIJIS computer system. The CIJIS computer system shall provide the following reports for the court’s use:
The Central Scheduling Department shall be responsible for marshalling, compiling, tallying, collating and producing all of the statistical reports which this court is mandated to forward to the Ohio Supreme Court. Such reports shall be presented to the administrative judge, and the various associate judges as required, in a timely fashion for approval.