On The Record: The Podcast of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

On The Record: The Podcast of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Conversation about the Court and how it operates.... Show More

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July 5, 2019 9 min

The Pro Bono Project provides legal advice on civil matters to people who are also dealing with criminal cases. In many instances, a person with a criminal case faces issues such as eviction, child custody, and even driving privileges. Judge Joan Synenberg, who presides over our Recovery Court, was instrumental in getting the Pro Bono Project started when she noticed some of the civil issues her defendants were facing.

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March 28, 2019 10 min

Judge Joan Synenberg talks with host Darren Toms about Recovery Court, a specialty docket that treats people with a dual diagnosis of addiction and related trauma.

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January 31, 2019 8 min

Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Training Specialist Brad Schleter looks at how the probation department has changed over the years. What was once a program designed to punish people, probation has evolved into a method of helping people overcome their mistakes and become productive members of society. Community Control Sanctions, as probation is now known, uses evidence-based practices to find the best ways to help the clients.<... Read more

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January 31, 2019 8 min

Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Training Specialist Brad Schleter looks at how the probation department has changed over the years. What was once a program designed to punish people, probation has evolved into a method of helping people overcome their mistakes and become productive members of society. Community Control Sanctions, as probation is now known, uses evidence-based practices to find the best ways to help the clients.

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December 1, 2018 15 min

Judge Michael E. Jackson retired in early January, 2019, after six years on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Bench. He spoke with host Darren Toms about his education, military and law careers and time on the bench. Judge Jackson also talks about Veterans Treatment Court, the docket he helped create and was appointed to preside over.

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October 31, 2018 14 min

Judge Stuart Friedman retired in early January, 2019, after three decades on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Bench. He spoke with host Darren Toms about his education, law career and time on the bench. Judge Friedman also discussed the two things he's most proud of during his time as a Judge.

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September 30, 2018 6 min

Judge Carolyn Friedland retired in January of 2019, and looked back on what she calls "a great job." Judge Friedland  spent 30 years on the Bench, and she speaks with host Darren Toms about her education, career, and why she became a Judge.

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August 31, 2018 13 min

After nearly three decades on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court bench, Judge Janet Burnside retired at the end of 2018. Judge Burnside discusses her career, the justice system, and what advice she has for young attorneys.

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July 31, 2018 8 min

CCS Executive Director Paul Klodor discusses how the non-profit organization helps clients perform their court-ordered community service.

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June 30, 2018 11 min

Judge Michael E. Jackson talks with host Darren Toms about the Veterans Treatment Court, which strives to successfully rehabilitate veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the unique tools they need to lead a more productive and law-abiding life.

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May 31, 2018 11 min

It's the jobs of our dedicated staff of court reporters to maintain an accurate record of every hearing that takes place. Head Court Reporter Bruce Bishilany talks with host Darren Toms about the role of the court reporters, the training they need, and why their job is so important.

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April 30, 2018 9 min

Judge Nancy Margaret Russo talks about Re-Entry Court and how it helps inmates who are ready to transition back into society.

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March 31, 2018 7 min

How are people chosen for jury duty? What happens when they arrive? And what are some the best excuses people have used to try and avoid service? On The Record host Darren Toms talks with co-directors Pat Bittner and Veronica Adams about their jobs in the jury assembly room.

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February 28, 2018 8 min

Kathy Dugan, director of the Cuyahoga County Law Library, sits down with host Darren Toms to discuss the library's history and its role in the modern, electronic legal system.

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January 31, 2018 9 min

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court hosts a number of mock trials during the year, the biggest being the Ohio Mock Trial District Competition, which is organized by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Jessica Paine, the CMBA's Director of Community Programs, talks with "On The Record" host Darren Toms about the competition and why the partnership with the Court is so important for the students.

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January 8, 2018 10 min

A conversation with Court’s TASC (Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime) Administrator Ronda Blaney. Community Outreach Coordinator Darren Toms and Ronda discuss the role of TASC and the emotional highs and lows of being case managers!

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November 30, 2017 8 min

Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Psychiatric Clinic Interim Director Dr. Julian Dooley talks with Darren Toms about the clinic's role in the Court when it comes to assessing a defendant's potential mental health issues.

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October 31, 2017 7 min

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court has it's own drug lab and runs hundreds of thousands of tests every year. Administrator Shannon Gray talks with Darren Toms about the lab and its dedicated workers.

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September 30, 2017 11 min

Matthew Mennes of the Court’s Dispute Resolution (formerly Alternative Dispute Resolution) department, discusses how the program works and why it's a good option for a number of civil disputes.

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August 31, 2017 8 min

Cuyahoga County Chief Magistrate Stephen Bucha III talks about the department with Community Outreach Coordinator Darren Toms.

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