2016 Enacted Legislation

The 2016 Regular Session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly convened on January 11, 2016, and adjourned Sine Die on March 24, 2016. During the 40-day legislative session, the legislature passed bills to address a variety of issues, including a number of bills that impact the state’s judicial branch. During the 2016 Session, the General Assembly passed four Judicial Council-supported bills: HB 691, SB 255, SB 262 and SB 64.


Q&A with Tracy Johnson

 Tracy Johnson,  Executive Director, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, sat down with the Courts Journal recently and answered a few questions.

Courts Journal:  Please tell us a little about your background.  Where did you grow up?  What’s your educational background?

Talking to Georgia’s Judges: Judge Richard Slaby

Tell me about your background


Can you tell us about your path to becoming a State Court Judge


Judicial Council Explainer Video

One of the things learned in the past few years of the Judicial Council Strategic Planning conversations is that a better job could be done of effectively communicating the purpose and history of the Judicial Council to judges, lawyers and the public.   Thus, an explainer video about the Judicial


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