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November 09 2017

Hamilton County Municipal Court is a model for equal justice and efficiency: Justice for All

The Hamilton County Municipal Court is praised as a model for equal justice and efficiency. reports:


Hamilton County's municipal court serves a population of just over 800,000 with 14 judges or about 57,000 people per judge. The court handled 177,412 cases in 2016, or 12,672 per judge.

Why are the judges in Hamilton County able to handle 30 percent more cases? Could the structure of its detention and pretrial system provide some answers? Let's take a look.


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May 12 2016

Judge Berkowitz Honors Memory of Soldiers Lost During Wartime Duty

Judge Berkowitz was a keynote speaker at the annual memorial service honoring the memory of soldiers lost during wartime duty. 


This unique Memorial Service is held in memory of the servicemen of the Jewish faith from the Greater Cincinnati area, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country while serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces. The program is presented by B’nai B’rith of Greater Cincinnati Alfred M. Cohen Unit #4. Family members of the honored and former members of the Armed Forces, for the 74th year, all held at this location, will participate in this program


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October 14 2015

Judge Josh Berkowitz sentences woman to the maximum punishment for driving under the influence

"Everyone on the roadway, including yourself, was at risk,” Judge Berkowitz said. WLWT reports:

In the video, a car can be seen driving into the median, then back out onto the interstate multiple times. The video has gone viral and has been viewed over 1 million times.

Judge Josh Berkowitz told Harris she was lucky that no one died that day. He also said she is lucky that she was not facing more serious charges.

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