April 2017

Save the Date - Promoting Public Access and Transparency in Georgia’s Judicial Branch

A panel of Georgia Judges will gather after the Judicial Council meeting on August 9 at 1 pm to discuss “Promoting Public Access and Transparency in Georgia’s Judicial Branch #Engage” .  The panel will be moderated by  Jane Hansen, Public Information Officer, Supreme Court of Georgia.  Panelists include former Chief Justice Leah Sears (retired), Judge Stephen Dillard, Court of Appeals; Judge Jason Thompson, State Court of Fayette County; and Judge Allen Wigington, Chief Magistrate, Pickens County.

J4C video series honors DFCS case managers

By Michelle Barclay

The Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice for Children has begun a year-long video series of judges and attorneys honoring the good work of case managers. 

Georgia to host NAWJ meeting in October

By Timur Selimovic, Georgia State University Law Intern


Riding the Pine with Judge Raymond George

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.


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