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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."

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

New Grand Juries Sworn-In

New Grand Juries Sworn-In

Will meet through the end of April.

2019 Unclaimed Funds Report

2019 Unclaimed Funds Report

Not all the money awarded to defendants in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court cases in 2019 has been claimed.

Criminal Justice Council Meeting 1/7/20

Criminal Justice Council Meeting 1/7/20

The next public meeting of the Cuyahoga County Criminal Justice Council (CJC) is Tuesday, January 7, at 9:30am.

5 Complete Veterans Treatment Court

5 Complete Veterans Treatment Court

Ceremony held on December 19.

Judge Sheehan Sworn-In As OCPJA Chair

Judge Sheehan Sworn-In As OCPJA Chair

Judge Brendan J. Sheehan was sworn in December 3, 2019, to a two-year term as the fourth vice-chair of Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association.

Judge Fuerst Enters CM-Law Hall of Fame

Judge Fuerst Enters CM-Law Hall of Fame

Judge Nancy A. Fuerst was inducted into the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame on Friday, October 25.

Featured Events

Drug Court Graduation

2/6/2020

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Drug Court is hosting a ceremony for those completing their treatment program.

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The Podcast of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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