December 2011

Addiction Science Symposium Held in Atlanta

Exciting Addiction Science Seminar by Judge Kathlene Gosselin
At the end of October, the National Judicial College, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Community, and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) sponsored a two and a half day seminar, “Judicial Leadership Systems Change Initiative,” in Georgia. Prior to this seminar, I had attended the national addiction science training in September at the National Judicial College. Because of this, I was fortunate to help plan our Georgia session. 


Fulton County Court Improvement Task Force

Fulton County Task Force Looks for Efficiencies in the Judicial System


Legal Services to Victims of Family Violence Grants Awarded

The History and Impact of the Legal Services to Victims of Family Violence Project


Mikell Sworn-in as Chief Judge

Judge Charles B. Mikell wasn’t slated to become Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia for years.   Next in line to be Chief was Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps who, as the most senior judge not to have served as Chief Judge already, would have succeed Chief Judge Ellington to the position in due course.

However, the judges of the Court of Appeals voted on October 19, 2011, for Chief Judge John J. Ellington to step aside to allow Judge Mikell, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2005, to serve as Chief Judge for a two-month period. 



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