Common Pleas Court Committee


To foster relations between the Common Pleas Court Bench and Bar and to address important issues of interest including ethics, professionalism, diversity and skill.

A Message from the Committee Chair:

Thank you for visiting the CBA Common Pleas Court Committee page! We meet the first Thursday of the month at noon at the CBA to hear from speakers on topics relevant to attorneys practicing in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In the past we have invited judges, magistrates, and staff attorneys to talk about their preferences and the happenings in the court, as well as local practitioners to discuss various substantive topics. I encourage you to attend our meetings and reach out to me if you have any speakers or topics you would like to hear from or learn more about!

-Bryan M. Smeenk

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Contact Donna Sweet at 614/221.4112 or at

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Meeting Date

1st Thursday of the month at noon at the CBA

Committee Chair

Bryan Smeenk