December 2011

The Untraditional Role of Juvenile Judges

How Georgia Judges Improve Outcomes for Youth by Judge Steven C. Teske



Superior Court Judges
Judge Linton K. Crawford, Superior Court, Mountain Judicial Circuit, retired on October 31, 2011.
Judge J. Stanley Smith, Superior Courts, Dublin Judicial Circuit, retired on November 30, 2011.
On December 31, 2011, the following judges will retire:
Chief Judge Perry Brannen, Eastern Judicial Circuit
Chief Judge Martha C. Christian, Macon Judicial Circuit



Superior Court
Judge Art Smith, Superior Courts, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, was sworn-in on December 16, 2011, by Gov. Nathan Deal in Atlanta.  Prior to his appointment Judge Smith was vice president and senior associate counsel for AFLAC in Columbus, GA. His appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Douglas Pullen.


Immigration and the State Courts

AOC partners with Center for Public Policy Studies to examine impacts of immigration on court processes

The Center for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), a non-profit research organization based in Denver, CO, is engaged in a multi-year study of the impacts of immigration on state court operations.



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