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!
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
On March 2nd, schools across America celebrate Read Across America Day, which is celebrated the entire first week of March. Douglas County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Adams enjoyed participating in 2021 so much, in 2022 she reached out to Douglas County Schools to do it again. This time, she also invited surrounding districts and her fellow … Continue reading Robes Reading Across 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.
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/qYJ5bqu9IYY … Continue reading Celebrating 2022 Black History Month
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
JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, recently sat down with her colleague, Diana Rugh Johnson, the new Director of the Court Improvement Program under the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice for Children. Interview condensed and edited for clarity. Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez: Thank you for doing this, Diana. Although we talk frequently as colleagues, it’s great to speak with you in this capacity. Diana Rugh … Continue reading Diana Rugh Johnson—A Resource for Georgia’s Entire Juvenile Court System
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Georgia's judicial leaders who come from Hispanic heritage. Judge Dean Carlos Bucci grew up in Marietta, Georgia. He attended Georgia Southern University and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1997. Governor Nathan Deal appointed him to the Superior Court bench, … Continue reading Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
GUMA Working Group (L-R): Shelby Guilbert, Esq.; Tracy B. Johnson; Mary Donovan, Esq.; Hon. Charles E. Auslander III; Dr. Timothy Hedeen; Hon. M. Cindy Morris; Stephen McKinney, Esq.; Christine Butcher Hayes; Rep. Rob Leverett; Hon. Jane C. Barwick; Stacey Hornsby, Esq. On August 4, 2021, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution (GCDR) Chair Hon. M. Cindy … Continue reading Georgia Uniform Mediation Act Now Law, Working Group Receives Recognition
by Cynthia H. Clanton, Director of the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts The 90-degree temperatures did not deter the many well-wishers celebrating the Honorable Chief Judge Ben W. Studdard’s retirement from the State Court of Henry County. Chief Judge Studdard is a published author, scholar, teacher, and mentor to many judges throughout Georgia. Former … Continue reading A Celebration of Chief Judge Ben W. Studdard’s retirement from the State Court of Henry County