Georgia State-Wide Business Court Welcomes New Judge and Bids Farewell to Inaugural Judge

Judge William "Bill" Hamrick III was appointed judge of the Georgia State-Wide Business Court by Governor Kemp on August 3, 2022 and was sworn into office on September 26.   Prior to joining the Business Court, Judge Hamrick served on the Superior Court for the Coweta Judicial Circuit beginning in 2012. Surrounded by family, friends, and many … Continue reading Georgia State-Wide Business Court Welcomes New Judge and Bids Farewell to Inaugural Judge

Scenes from the Council of State Court Judges’ 2022 Spring Conference

Justice John Ellington gives the Oath of President to Judge Vi Bennett Judge Bennett presents President’s Award to Judge Al Wong Robe Rage performs and gets standing ovation The Wesleyan Players perform a skit on Contempt Judge Shawn Bratton Opens Conference with Amazing Bagpipe skills Former State Court Judge, now Superior Court Judge Victoria Darrisaw … Continue reading Scenes from the Council of State Court Judges’ 2022 Spring Conference

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

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

Calling all student artists for a Law Day art contest with cash prizes sponsored by the Judicial Council of Georgia.  

Submit artwork depicting the 2022 Law Day theme, “Towards a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”  Law Day is honored every year on May 1st and this year’s theme is Towards a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change. To celebrate, we are throwing an art contest for Georgia’s students … Continue reading Calling all student artists for a Law Day art contest with cash prizes sponsored by the Judicial Council of Georgia.  

Celebrating 2022 Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month 2022, we asked Georgia's judges to tell us what their advice would be to the next generation of Georgia judges and lawyers. Collected below are the inspiring responses that are posted on our social media channels. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram! https://youtu.be/RdNpc5UYAcY https://youtu.be/UYuZMW0yQtU https://youtu.be/EJ2XLwgK9cA https://youtu.be/qElYgmUydc8 https://youtu.be/qYJ5bqu9IYYContinue reading Celebrating 2022 Black History Month