Judicial Council Meets at State Bar of Georgia

By Ashley G. Stollar, Communcations and Outreach Specialist

The Judicial Council, chaired by Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, met at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia today from 10:00 a.m. to noon to discuss a variety of action items and reports.

Commission on Interpreters Forms Translation Project

By Michelle Barclay, Division Director, Communications, Children, Families and the Courts

JC/AOC staff Shinji Morokuma and Linda Smith staffed a Commission on Interpreters’ Forms Translation Project recently which consisted of corresponding with all the court of Georgia councils  and asking them if they had essential statewide court forms to be translated to Spanish.  Many responded!
Below is an inventoried list of the newly translated forms.  Thank you for helping all of us improve access to justice.


Georgia Reflections on the Ferguson Report

By Michelle Barclay, Division Director, Communications, Children, Families and the Courts

The US Department of Justice report on Ferguson, Missouri issued in March 2015 is detailed with civil rights violations involving both the police and city municipal courts. 

Chief Justice Thompson announces Retirement

Chief Justice Hugh P. ThompsonOn July 19, 2016, Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson announced that he will leave the Supreme Court of Georgia in early January 2017 after the swearing in of a new Chief Justice. That means that Gov. Nathan Deal will have the opportunity to appoint another justice to the state’s highest court.


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