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"The mission of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is to provide a forum
for the fair, impartial and timely resolution of civil and criminal cases."

Court is celebrating Black History Month with profiles of prominent leaders who had significant impacts on the local and state justice systems.

 

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Unlike the other divisions of the Common Pleas Court, the General Division, having "general jurisdiction" will hear civil matters with a value of greater than $15,000, criminal matters where the crimes are defined by statute as felonies, and other certain criminal offenses.

Recent News

Black History Month

Black History Month

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is hosting a display of student art as part of a month-long celebration of Black History Month

2018 Unclaimed Funds Report

2018 Unclaimed Funds Report

Not all the money awarded to defendants in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court cases in 2018 has been claimed.

Judge John J. Russo Takes Over Veterans Treatment Court

Judge John J. Russo Takes Over Veterans Treatment Court

Docket seeks to help veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system.

Court Unveils New Website

Court Unveils New Website

Site increases search-ability and interaction

Judge N.M. Russo Given ODRC Award

Judge N.M. Russo Given ODRC Award

Named Partner Of The Year

Judge Matia Presented With OCPJA Award

Judge Matia Presented With OCPJA Award

Recognized for his service to Ohio’s common pleas judges

Community Outreach

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court offers educational opportunities to children throughout Cuyahoga County. Our Judges visit schools, welcome students into their courtrooms and even hold live Court sessions at middle schools.

We encourage your school to contact Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to see what kind of educational experience would best fit your curriculum.

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The Podcast of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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