April 2012

Merit Selection of Judges Studied

AJS Releases Results of Largest-Ever Survey of Judicial Nominating Commissioners

As states work to ensure highly qualified, knowledgeable, accessible, adaptable, and accountable judiciaries, the methods used to select judges frequently engender fervent debate, especially during election cycles.


District News

First District
Administrative Judge: Judge John E. Morse, Jr.
District Court Administrator: Danny DeLoach
Circuits: Atlantic, Brunswick, Eastern, Ogeechee, Waycross

Judge Louisa Abbot will become President-Elect in June. Judge John E. Morse, Jr. was elected to fill the position of Administrative Judge for the First District.


Judicial Council Stays Busy in 2012

In a normal year, the Judicial Council will meet three times. Just three months into 2012, the Council had already conducted three meetings.
January 2012


Programs Highlight Domestic Violence Issues

Spurred onward by the atrocious statistic that Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for men killing women, the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, in partnership with statewide nonprofit groups, recently held two events at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta.
Stop Violence Against Women Day



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