April 2019

Happy Spring Courts Journal reader. Our top story is the Judicial Council meeting which was held in Columbus Georgia on April 26 where a new bench card created by the Judicial Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Criminal Justice Reform was distributed.  Pics and video from that meeting are here.

Judicial Spotlight: Judge Stephen S. Goss

(Aimee Maxwell): Please tell us a little about your background.  Where did you grow up?  What’s your educational background?

Judicial Profile: Justice Charles J. Bethel

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

A Day in the Life of a Magistrate Judge: Judge Joyette Holmes

The magistrate courts of Georgia are commonly referred to as the "court of first resort" or "the people's court." They issue warrants, hear minor criminal offenses, and handle cases of civil claims involving amounts of $15,000 dollars or less. In Georgia, magistrate court judges can be designated to conduct cases as a superior court judge to assist the higher court in dispensing justice in an efficient  manner.


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