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

Author: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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Conversation about the Court and how it operates.
25 Episodes
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Judge Brendan Sheehan began a two-year term as the Court's Administrative Judge in January 2020. Judge Sheehan talks with host Darren Toms about his career, his thoughts on the Court, and what the future could hold.
Judge John J. Russo looks back on his six years as Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He served as AJ/PJ from January 2014 to December 2019.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is developing a pilot Domestic Violence Docket designed to help both the victim and defendant avoid potential future incidents. Judge Sherrie Miday and host Darren Toms discuss the docket, how the funding was obtained, and what the Judge hopes will be a model for other courts.
The Pro Bono Project

The Pro Bono Project

2019-07-0509:01

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.
Recovery Court

Recovery Court

2019-03-2910:44

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.
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.
Judge Michael Jackson

Judge Michael Jackson

2018-12-0115:26

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.
Judge Stuart Friedman

Judge Stuart Friedman

2018-11-0114:49

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

Court Reporters

2018-06-0111:04

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.
Re-Entry Court

Re-Entry Court

2018-05-0109:09

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

The Jury Room

2018-04-0107:53

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.
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.
CMBA Mock Trials

CMBA Mock Trials

2018-02-0109:45

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.
TASC

TASC

2018-01-0910:37

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!
Psychiatric Clinic

Psychiatric Clinic

2017-12-0108:58

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.
Drug Lab

Drug Lab

2017-11-0107:40

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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Benjamin Filippi

GOOD FOR JANET BURNSIDE

Dec 26th
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