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Filing Hours

Pursuant to Local Rule 77.1 and Local Criminal Rule 56.1:


The Court shall be in continuous session for transacting judicial business on all business days throughout the year. The Electronic Case Filing System (ECF) is available twenty-four hours a day.


The Office of the Clerk shall be open for filing from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the locations of Court, which are: Akron, Cleveland, Toledo and Youngstown.


Filings in civil cases, including new complaints or other initiating documents, may be filed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the Court's electronic filing system. The Court encourages electronic filing of new civil actions.


Emergency filings before or after normal business hours, that cannot be made electronically, will be permitted. The attorney of record for any party needing to make emergency filings between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., weekends or holidays, may telephone the Court's Security Office which will contact a deputy clerk on duty. The number to call is (216) 522-2150.


The Court's Security Office should also be contacted if an electronic filing requires emergency action.