December 2017

December Judicial Council Meeting

Judge Charlie Bethel, Court of Appeals of Georgia, reported on the final report of the Court Reform Council.  Rep. Wendell Willard, Georgia House of Representatives, and Mr. Tyler Mashburn, JC/AOC Legislative Liaison, spoke to the Judicial Council about the upcoming Legislative Session. 

Judicial Council Meeting

JC/AOC 2017 Annual Report

The Judicial Council’s Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia serves all classes of courts.  READ our annual report for fiscal year 2017.

Interview with Justice Michael Boggs

We interviewed Justice Michael Boggs. Michelle Barclay (MB). You’ve been on the Council since its creation (2011) and then you have been co-chair of the Council since 2013.  There has been a report published every year usually with legislative recommendations, many of which have been passed and are in place today.

We Rode the Pine with Chief Judge Joe Bishop

When the first superior courts were established in Georgia, there were just four counties divided into two judicial circuits.  As the state expanded, so did the number of counties and judicial circuits. Today Georgia’s 159 counties are divided into 49 judicial circuits, many of which are multi-county circuits. In those circuits, judges “ride the pine” or “ride the circuit,” traveling from county to county to hear cases. 

Chief Judge Joe Bishop, Superior Courts, Pataula Judicial Circuit, allowed the JC/AOC to ride along as he heard cases on October 30.

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Former State Legislator Regina Quick

Chief Justice Hines

The Piedmont Circuit held a Day on the Bench event in honor of Constitution Day with Chief Justice Hines as their keynote speaker and include this picture and title.