August Judicial Council Meeting

The Judicial Council met in Atlanta at the Georgian Club on August 9, 2017. Vice Chief Judge Christopher J. McFadden, Judge Stephen Kelley, Judge Bonnie Chessher Oliver, Judge Nancy Bills, Judge Philip Spivey, Judge Glenda Dowling, and Judge Matthew McCord were administered the Council’s oath as its newest members.  Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson was sworn in last week by Chief Justice Hines.

Riding the Pine with Judge Alison Burleson

When the first superior courts were established in Georgia, there were just four counties divided into two judicial circuits.  As the state expanded, so did the number of counties and judicial circuits. Today Georgia's 159 counties are divided into 49 judicial circuits, many of which are multi-county circuits. In those circuits, judges "ride the pine" or "ride the circuit," traveling from county to county to hear cases.

Dillard sworn in as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals

Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard was sworn in as the 30th Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia on June 21, 2017. After inviting all 10,000 of his Twitter followers to his investiture, as well as family, colleagues, and court personnel, both the Court of Appeals courtroom and Supreme Court courtroom were filled to capacity.

 

Judge Dillard, a native of Macon, was appointed to the Court of Appeals on November 1, 2010 by Gov. Sonny Perdue. 

 

Nigerian Judges Visit Georgia

 

On Monday, August 7, 2017 a group of 14 judges from Nigeria was in Atlanta to learn about Georgia’s court system. T.J. BeMent, 10th District Court Administrator, and Will Simmons, 6th District Court Administrator, were presenters to the group.

 

Nigerian Judges 1

 

Pages

Contact AOC

Administrative Office of the Courts 244 Washington Street, SW Suite 300 Atlanta, GA  30334

Pop Quiz

What judicial circuit was just recommended by the Judicial Council for a new judgeship?
Find the answer on our Facebook and Twitter accounts: @GACourts!

Feedback

Let us know what you think about the Georgia Courts Journal. Send your feedback, corrections, suggestions, and submissions to Information@georgiacourts.gov

Social Media

Follow the AOC on Facebook! Like us at www.facebook.com/GACourts today.

Receive Tweets from the AOC! Follow us at twitter.com/GACourts.