Judicial Council Committee on Access to Justice Record Restriction Clinic

Judicial Council Committee on Access to JusticeRecord Restriction ClinicAlbany, Georgia May 5, 2022 Justice Verda Colvin of the Supreme Court of Georgia and Judge Ken Hodges of the Court of Appeals of Georgia stopped into the event to lend their support and encouragement. Chief Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit attended … Continue reading Judicial Council Committee on Access to Justice Record Restriction Clinic

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Asian Pacific Americans serve as judges in all but two classes of Georgia’s court system. Only the Court of Appeals of Georgia (on which Justice Carla W. McMillian previously presided) and the State-wide Business Court (which is currently a single-judge class) are without an Asian American judge. To … Continue reading Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Commitment to Equality Awards Presented by the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession

The State Bar of Georgia's Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession presented two judges with awards in 2022. Judge Alvin T. Wong of the State Court of DeKalb County received the Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award, and Judge Tabitha Ponder of the Cobb County Magistrate Court received a Commitment to Equality Award. https://youtu.be/PcCq-WJ8AAI https://youtu.be/3m7YUiYPeqYContinue reading Commitment to Equality Awards Presented by the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession

Meet Lynne Moore Nelson, the Executive Director for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE) of Georgia

Condensed and edited for clarity We had the opportunity to have an informative conversation with ICJE’s new Executive Director Nelson.  We learned she is a vegan and had a great recommendation for an Atlanta donut shop which we have already visited and loved. Michelle Barclay: Tell us a little about your background and what led … Continue reading Meet Lynne Moore Nelson, the Executive Director for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE) of Georgia

Christina Liu, Long-Serving Application Developer and Long Distance Runner

We recently spoke with Christina Liu, an application developer in the IT Division at the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts.   Condensed and edited for clarity    Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Thank you, Christina, for taking time to talk with me. Would you please share your professional background with our readers?   Christina Liu:  I received my bachelor’s … Continue reading Christina Liu, Long-Serving Application Developer and Long Distance Runner

2022 Law Day Art Contest Winners!

Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. @GACourts invited students from across Georgia to submit artwork about the 2022 Law Day theme “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”  Two … Continue reading 2022 Law Day Art Contest Winners!

Cobb County Mental Health Court Graduation

This April, we visited Cobb County Mental Health Court Graduation presided over by Judge Ann B. Harris. Five graduates were restored to the community through the program and the dignity of work. We were inspired by the Rotary Club of Marietta Metro's attendance and commitment to the Cobb Drug Treatment and Mental Health Court.   PamphletDownload … Continue reading Cobb County Mental Health Court Graduation

CASA on the Catwalk!

At the 2022 CASA on the Catwalk!, Chief Justice David E. Nahmias was honored for his contributions and many years of service to Georgia's Child Welfare System. https://youtu.be/d7T5vQ-r0zQ https://youtu.be/V1jZK8IbrIY Many judges and judicial employees showed support this year for the annual fundraiser. Tee Barnes, Justice Shawn Ellen LaGrua, and Marti Head. JC/AOC Director Cynthia Clanton … Continue reading CASA on the Catwalk!

National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness

The National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts' Response to Mental Illness was established by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators in March 2020. The Task Force's objective is to "assist state courts in their efforts to more effectively respond to the needs of court-involved individuals with serious … Continue reading National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness

Andrew Zoll: New Chief Budget Officer & New Dad

Andrew Zoll, the new Chief Budget Officer for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts, recently spoke with JC/AOC communications staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez.  Condensed and edited for clarity  Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Would you please share your professional background with our readers?  Andrew Zoll:  Sure, I studied political science at the University of Georgia, and I had … Continue reading Andrew Zoll: New Chief Budget Officer & New Dad