#AskGAJudges, a Twitter Town Hall

By Ashley G. Stollar, Communcations and Outreach Specialist

The Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts (@GACourts) is sponsoring #AskGAJudges, a Twitter Town Hall, on September 15, 2016 to celebrate Constitution Day. 

Judge Stephen Dillard (@JudgeDillard) and Judge Carla McMillian (@JudgeCarla), both of the Court of Appeals, will spend an hour answering your questions about Georgia courts, being a judge, and general advice for law student and lawyers.

From 10:30 am to 11:30 am on September 15, Judge Dillard and Judge McMillian will engage the Twitterverse for #AskGAJudges.

To keep things moving, the Judicial Council/AOC has created some ground rules and categories of questions that the judges will answer. 

Ground Rules
  1. Be thoughtful in limiting questions to the significance of Constitution Day, Georgia’s judiciary, the practice of law, or the state of legal education.
  2. Questions about cases, legal advice, or partisan politics cannot be answered.
  3. Keep it civil.
Categories of Questions
  1. Judicial Philosophy
  2. Being a judge
    1. Motivation to become lawyer/judge
    2. Appointment/election process
  3. Access and Fairness issues
    1. Diversity on the bench
    2. How do courts use technology to help justice move forward
  4. Lawyers/law students seeking advice
    1. Value of clerking or interning for a judge
    2. Tips on appearing in court
  5. Legal Writing


Stay tuned throughout the day. Some questions that require a bit of research or that are not answered within that hour will still be followed up on as time permits.

Submit a question in advance at bit.ly/AskGAJudges

Contact AOC

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

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In 2002, Judge Ben Studdard competed on Jeopardy! Can you answer the Final Jeopardy question he couldn't?

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Clue: In late October, 2001, Tony Curtis and Lance Burton unveiled the new stamp honoring this person.

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