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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

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.

Judge Fuerst to serve an additional term on the Commercial Docket

Judge Fuerst to serve an additional term on the Commercial Docket

Selected from a blind draw of general division Judges who expressed interest in the Commercial Docket.

Settlement Day 2019

Settlement Day 2019

Settlement Day seeks to clear as many civil cases as possible during the Court’s business hours.

Hon. Brendan J. Sheehan Elected Administrative Judge

Hon. Brendan J. Sheehan Elected Administrative Judge

Judge Sheehan was chosen during the monthly meeting of the Court’s judges on Wednesday, October 16. He will begin his two-year term in January.

Probation Accepting On-Line Payments

Probation Accepting On-Line Payments

Payments for restitution, supervision, and electronic monitoring fees can be made through the Court’s website.

Court Awarded $1 Million Grant For Domestic Violence Docket

Court Awarded $1 Million Grant For Domestic Violence Docket

The Court received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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