August 2016

Commission on Interpreters Forms Translation Project

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

JC/AOC staff Shinji Morokuma and Linda Smith staffed a Commission on Interpreters’ Forms Translation Project recently which consisted of corresponding with all the court of Georgia councils  and asking them if they had essential statewide court forms to be translated to Spanish.  Many responded!
 
Below is an inventoried list of the newly translated forms.  Thank you for helping all of us improve access to justice.

 

Georgia Reflections on the Ferguson Report

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

The US Department of Justice report on Ferguson, Missouri issued in March 2015 is detailed with civil rights violations involving both the police and city municipal courts. 

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• Judge Jack E. Carney, State Court of Bryan County, retired on May 31, 2016, after 23 years on the bench.  Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed him as senior judge.

 

In Memoriam

Former Judge James W. Oxendine of Madison served in the Korean War before earning his Bachelors and Masters degrees in education; he sold textbooks for Rand McNally while attending law school at night.  Judge Oxendine was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1973.  He  was appointed to the superior court bench in 1992 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001, at which time he was appointed as a senior judge.

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