Tracy Mason—Answering the Call to Public Service

We recently spoke with Tracy Mason, a long-serving employee, and current Senior Assistant Director for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. Condensed and edited for clarity Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Thank you, Tracy, for taking time to talk with me. Would you please share your professional background with our readers? Tracy Mason:  It’s my pleasure, and … Continue reading Tracy Mason—Answering the Call to Public Service

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

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

Bryan Ashmore: Dedicated IT Staffer and Music Man  

We recently interviewed Bryan Ashmore, an IT Support Specialist with the JC/AOC’s IT Division.  Condensed and edited for clarity.   Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Thank you for chatting with me for the Georgia Courts Journal, Bryan.  Would you please share your educational and professional background with our readers?  Bryan Ashmore:  My pleasure. I have a Bachelor of Music … Continue reading Bryan Ashmore: Dedicated IT Staffer and Music Man  

Interview with Kristie Tucker, Court Administrator and Chief Clerk at Union City Municipal Court 

Municipal Court of Union City's Court Administrator Kristie Tucker and Chief Judge Ronald J. Freeman, Sr. Condensed and edited for clarity  Michelle Barclay:   First, congratulations on winning Project of the Year from the Georgia Municipal Court Clerks Council (GMCCC) for the Municipal Court of Union City Community Resource Center!  Tell us about the project.  Kristie Tucker:  Thank you … Continue reading Interview with Kristie Tucker, Court Administrator and Chief Clerk at Union City Municipal Court 

Meet Maleia Wilson, the New CFO for the Judicial Council of Georgia/Administrative Office of the Courts

Condensed and edited for clarity Let us re-introduce you to Maleia Wilson, our newly-promoted Chief Financial Officer for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts.  Michelle Barclay: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview with me on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021.  Please tell our readers what is in store for you … Continue reading Meet Maleia Wilson, the New CFO for the Judicial Council of Georgia/Administrative Office of the Courts

Kathleen Joyner—New Public Information Officer for the Supreme Court of Georgia—Helps the Public Understand the Court’s Work and Role in Government

JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, recently spoke with Kathleen Joyner about her new role as the Public Information Officer for the Supreme Court of Georgia. Interview edited and condensed for clarity. Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez: What is your professional background? Kathleen Joyner: I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2002 with a double major in French and … Continue reading Kathleen Joyner—New Public Information Officer for the Supreme Court of Georgia—Helps the Public Understand the Court’s Work and Role in Government

Judge Walt Davis Reflects on State-wide Business Court’s First Year in Business

Georgia’s State-wide Business Court started to accept filings a little over a year ago—on August 1, 2020.  To mark the Court’s first anniversary, Judge Davis spoke with JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, to reflect on the Court’s progress and plans for the future. Edited and condensed for clarity. Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez: First off, congratulations on the Business … Continue reading Judge Walt Davis Reflects on State-wide Business Court’s First Year in Business

Interview with State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth Fite

Condensed and edited for clarity Michelle Barclay: First, congratulations on being sworn in as the 59th President of the State Bar of Georgia on June 12, 2021 at the first hybrid State Bar Annual Meeting in the Bar’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  See the swearing-in ceremony here: State Bar of Georgia 2021 Annual … Continue reading Interview with State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth Fite