Mike Horner with a Middle Georgia Justice client. Michelle Barclay, Judicial Council/AOC Division Director for Communications, Children, Families, and the Courts recently spoke with Mike Horner, Executive Director at Middle Georgia Justice. Condensed and edited for clarity. Barclay: Let’s talk a little about the Middle Georgia Justice which got started in late 2017 and for … Continue reading Interview with Executive Director of Middle Georgia Justice, Mike Horner, about their work and their services.
Condensed and edited for clarity Michelle Barclay: First congratulations on being sworn in as the 58th State Bar of Georgia President on June 13, 2020, and also you were sworn in as a non-voting Judicial Council member on June 15, 2020 to represent the State Bar of Georgia. Your leadership year is already marked by … Continue reading Interview with State Bar of Georgia President Dawn Jones
by Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez We’ve been lucky to have Christopher Hansard here at the AOC for 9.5 years. Christopher began his AOC career as a Research & Statistical Analyst. From there, he was promoted to Research Manager and further promoted to his current role as Division Director for Judicial Services. In his current role, Christopher oversees … Continue reading Meet Christopher Hansard, Director of JC/AOC’s Judicial Services Division
Just shy of two years ago, Kristy King, a self-described “non-IT person” accepted the position of JDEX Program Manager in the AOC’s IT Division. She says it’s the best leap of faith she’s ever taken. Kristy notes that she’s grown and pushed herself professionally Happy to be here. Has grown and pushed her self more in the last two years than ever before, and even more than she had anticipated. Simply stated, she’s thrilled to be here.
Will Simmons, the District Court Administrator for Georgia’s Sixth Judicial Administrative District, currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Court Management (NACM) and will be succeeded in that role next year by his fellow Georgian, Tracy J. BeMent,
This summer, JC/AOC staffer Robert Aycock spent a day with Long County Chief Magistrate Judge Bobby Smith and captured the experience in the pictures below. Long County Courthouse Judge Robert (Bobby) Smith Judge Smith began by traveling to Tattnall County to fill in for Chief Magistrate Judge Eddie Anderson who had recused himself from a … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Magistrate: Judge Bobby Smith of Long County
by Michelle Barclay April Ross (second from left) at the 25th GCFV conference. On Oct 1, attorney April Ross began her new job as ED of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. She was a prosecutor in Fulton County for 7 years and has a personal history with domestic violence (DV) dating back 5 years … Continue reading New Director to Lead State Commission on Family Violence
Conducted by Judge James Bodiford Edited and Condensed by Michelle Barclay JB: I remember my first phone call with you in 1985 when I was a baby judge (appointed Cobb County Chief Magistrate). I want to ask you about your long service to our state’s judicial branch. Could you walk me through a bit of your … Continue reading Interview with Rich Reaves