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 2023 Law Day theme "Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility, and Collaboration." The members of Judicial Council … Continue reading 2023 Law Day Art Contest Winners!
ICJE’s 2023 Train the Trainer workshop
Announcing the participants of the completed 2023 ICJE "Train the Trainer" workshop - who are ready to lead a class! By Lynne Moore Nelson, Esq., ICJE Executive Director ICJE used to offer this workshop in collaboration with the National Judicial College. The last time the class was offered was in 2019 – so ICJE was … Continue reading ICJE’s 2023 Train the Trainer workshop
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
Judges Read Meaningful Tweets in Celebration of Constitution Day 2022
In celebration of Constitution Week in 2022, we partnered with the Georgia Center for Civics Engagement and Georgia Family Connection Partnership for a series called #judgesreadmeaningfultweets. Georgia students asked the questions, judges provided the answers. Thank you to everyone that participated. We look forward to next year!
My Journey Matters Graduation Ceremony
Nineteen graduates of the My Journey Matters program in Fulton Superior Court had a celebratory event on July 22. The program has been profiled before. It was started by Judge Shawn LaGrua (now Justice LaGrua) and has since been taken over by Judge Rachelle Carnesale. The program was designed to divert young men and women … Continue reading My Journey Matters Graduation Ceremony
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/3m7YUiYPeqY … Continue 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
Robes Reading Across Georgia
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