Every unvaccinated person entering the Courthouse MUST wear a mask. Please read the red link above for other details.
CONTINUED COVID-19 PROTOCOLS JUDGE FERENC’S COURTROOM EFFECTIVE JUNE 2, 2021
INDIVIDUALS FULLY VACCINATED IN ACCORD WITH THE CDC STANDARDS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR ANY FACIAL COVERING IN THE COURTROOM OR JURY ROOM, BUT MAY PERSONALLY CHOOSE TO WEAR ONE.
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING OVER THE MOUTH AND NOSE WHILE IN THE COURTROOM OR JURY ROOM.
ANY INDIVIDUAL WEARING A FACIAL COVERING WILL BE PERMITTED TO LOWER THE MASK WHEN ADDRESSING THE COURT EITHER AT THE PODIUM OR ALONGSIDE THE WITNESS BOX OR IF PARTICIPATING IN A PRETRIAL CONFERENCE IN THE JURY ROOM OR CHAMBERS. THE COURT PREFERS ALL MASKS TO BE LOWERED WHEN ADDRESSING THE COURT ON THE RECORD SO THE AUDIO RECORDING CLEARLY CAPTURES ALL STATEMENTS MADE.
REDUCED SEATING IN THE GALLERY AREA OF THE COURTROOM WILL REMAIN AS NOW IN PLACE WHICH ALLOWS FOR CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING STANDARDS OF SIX FEET. THIS REDUCED CAPACITY WILL REMAIN UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF JUDGE FERENC AND CHANGES WILL BE POSTED ON THE ENTRY DOORS TO THE COURTROOM AND WILL BE ENFORCED BY THE BAILIFF.
In Judge McBride’s courtroom, live streaming is being provided as a means of ensuring public access to court proceedings, particularly since seating in the courtroom is limited. Because of the nature of certain proceedings that may come before the court, viewer discretion is advised. Judge McBride Live Stream
Ohio law provides a procedure where a party who is being stalked, menaced, or harassed by another person can get a court order (called a civil protection order) requiring that other person to stay away from and have no contact with the party seeking the order.
The Clermont County Common Pleas Court Adult Probation Department was established in 1955 and provided probation services to offenders in Clermont County. Today, there are two Adult Probation Departments in Clermont County serving Common Pleas and Municipal Courts.
The Common Pleas Adult Probation Department is located in the Common Pleas Courthouse at 270 East Main Street, Batavia. The Common Pleas Adult Probation Department provides services to felony cases.
Hours of operation for Common Pleas Adult Probation are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday except legal holidays.
For assistance please call 513.732.7265
Formed in 1801 even before Ohio became a state, the Common Pleas Court serves the people of Clermont County as the constitutionally created general jurisdiction trial court for the administration of justice within the county borders. The General Division of the Clermont County Common Pleas Court has original jurisdiction to hear all adult felony criminal cases and all civil cases regardless of the dollar amount in controversy. The Court also has the authority to issue injunctions and certain legal writs. The Court has appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of some state and local administrative agencies, boards, and commissions. In addition, the Court presides over the Clermont County Grand Jury, which has the power to hand down indictments in criminal cases. The Court is responsible for the operation of the Probation Department, which supervises those criminal defendants placed on community control as part of their sentence.