January 2019

Happy New Year from the Courts Journal! In the past few weeks, we learned the Lookout Mountain Drug Court celebrated Christmas with its participants and their children, and Judge T.

Is Doing Justice Really Enough?

When I became a juvenile court judge in 1989, I thought my charge was simply to do justice, to embrace the mantra of justice for all without regard for the person and without favor or retribution, a noble and challenging calling in and of itself.  Somewhere along the way, I have come to realize, as fulfilling and important as that charge might be, doing justice while resolving specific disputes between parties does little to address the collateral damage inherent in our court system’s adversarial process, and even less to help the parties and their fa

Meet Tajsha Dekine: AOC's GAJE Expert

Tajsha Dekine is an unlikely IT genius.  Six years ago she was a Special Investigator for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.  Now Tajsha runs one of the most successful and vital electronic filing programs in Georgia.

A Judicial Profile: Judge Ethan Pham

On August 14, 2018, Judge Ethan Pham became a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Morrow.  Morrow has the highest per capita population of people of Vietnamese-Americans in Georgia and Judge Pham is their first Vietnamese-American judge.  Additionally, he is the third Vietnamese-American judge in Georgia and the first judge to emigrate from Vietnam.


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