Clermont residents can now find out more about Clermont County Common Pleas Court by visiting the new Web site www.ClermontCommonPleas.com.
There, visitors will find contact information for offices that are affiliated with the Common Pleas Court, including the Mediator/Magistrate’s Office, Jury Commissioner, Assignment Office, Foreclosure Mediation Services, and Adult Probation.
The site contains the Court’s local rules, including a fee schedule for case filing costs.
"The Court's Web site is currently in its infancy," said Clermont Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge William Walker. "The judges foresee the Web site being utilized as an avenue to provide citizens with access to information regarding the organization of our court. As the site develops, we expect to include more features, such as jury service information, civil stalking protection order procedures, and additional information about foreclosure mediation and probation programs."
In recent years, Clermont County Common Pleas Court has experienced a steady increase in the number of new cases filed.
In 2008, there were 3,444 new cases filed; through the end of July 2009, there have been 2,089 new cases filed.
If that rate continues, the court could be impacted with a record high number of new cases by the end of 2009.
"We are likely to exceed 3,500 new case filings by the end of this year," said Judge Walker.