August 2016

Misdemeanor Probation Bench Card Available


By Tracy Mason, Assistant Director, Governmental and Trial Court Liaision

The Judicial Council of Georgia’s Policy and Legislative Committee, chaired by Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines, has sponsored a Misdemeanor Probation Bench Card to provide a resource to Georgia judges.

Cold Case Project

By Michelle Barclay, Division Director, Communications, Children, Families and the Courts

The Cold Case Project (a quality assurance program of experienced attorneys reviewing children’s case with long stays in foster case) began anew on July 1, 2016 with a new list of children’s cases to be reviewed, also publishing an 2015 annual report work and presented at the National Association of Council for Children conference in August which was livestreamed and can be viewed here:

Judicial Council Meets at State Bar of Georgia

By Ashley G. Stollar, Communcations and Outreach Specialist

The Judicial Council, chaired by Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, met at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia today from 10:00 a.m. to noon to discuss a variety of action items and reports.

Judge Wyant and the Therapy Dog

By Audrey Udemba, Communcations Intern

The child welfare legal system is based on the notion that children have needs and capacties that differ from adults. Unlike adults, children are still in the process of developing mentally, physically, and emotionally, as they form their identities.


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