December 2011

About the JC/AOC

The Administrative Office of the Courts was established in 1973, along with the Judicial Council of Georgia, to provide support services to the courts of Georgia.


In Memoriam

The Georgia Judiciary mourns the passing of colleagues and friends:


AOC Mourns Death of Colleague, Friend

Our dear friend and colleague Jill Olivia Radwin passed away on September 30, 2011, after a long and courageous fight against lung cancer.  Jill received her diagnosis in July 2008, but continued to live a very full and rewarding life. Her motto was “I have cancer but cancer does not have me!”


Judge Smith Portrait Unveiling

Presiding Judge JD Smith will retire on December 31, 2011, capping his 26 year judicial career.  altIn 1984 Judge Smith defeated an incumbent superior court judge in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit; in 1993 Gov.



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Administrative Office of the Courts 244 Washington Street, SW Suite 300 Atlanta, GA  30334

Pop Quiz

In 2002, Judge Ben Studdard competed on Jeopardy! Can you answer the Final Jeopardy question he couldn't?

Category: U.S. Stamps.

Clue: In late October, 2001, Tony Curtis and Lance Burton unveiled the new stamp honoring this person.

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