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Judge Binette

General Information

Judge Roger E. Binette is one of two judges within the General Division of the Erie County Common Pleas Court. Each judge has his own staff and presides over their assigned caseload separate and apart from each other. Cases are randomly assigned on an equal basis via a computer-generated program in the Clerk of Courts’ office.

The Judge hears Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations and Probate cases.

He also handles other judicial activity including making appointments to various county boards, such as the Veterans Service Commission, MetroParks and the like. He primarily utilizes Courtroom Number Two, which is located on the second floor of the courthouse, for most of his court proceedings.

This courtroom is equipped with “CourtSmart”, a digital recording system that captures the record using audio and video. This courtroom also has a DVD, a VCR, a projector with “powered” screen, a document camera, and an amplification system. Both counsel tables are also equipped with laptop connections for PowerPoint presentations or for simply displaying information onto the projector’s screen. This courtroom is ADA compliant, equipped with hearing assisted devices, which amplifies the hearing capacity for those individuals, who are in need of such services. Additionally, the jury box in this courtroom is wheelchair accessible.

As published by the Ohio Supreme Court in the 2007 Ohio Courts Summary, the General Division averages a clearance rate of over 100% of its entire caseload. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting change in Erie County and look forward to the continued transformation in our courts.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact either one of Judge Binette's administrators, Vicki Fitzgerald or Lori Rickenbaugh.

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