December 2011

Courts Directory Corrections

Please note the following corrections to the 2011-2012 Georgia Courts Directory:

Chattahoochee Circuit
Add: Judge Arthur Smith
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902

Mountain Circuit
Add: Judge Chan Caudell
PO Box 485
Clarkesville, GA 30523
706-754-6274/F 754-4722


District News

News from the State's Administrative Judicial Districts

District One
Administrative Judge: Judge Louisa Abbott
District Court Administrator: Danny Deloach
Circuits:  Atlantic, Brunswick, Eastern, Ogeechee, Waycross

• The Eastern Judicial Circuit has developed a Veterans' Court with a $600,000 grant.



Judge Charles B. Mikell, Court of Appeals, was awarded the Freedom Award by the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP on October 8, 2011, for his legal work done on behalf of Savannah civil rights icon W.W. Law.
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Next Generation Courts Commission

The Next Generation Courts Commission, a State Bar of Georgia commission, has been created to consider what the court system should look like in 20 years and to develop a strategy for implementation, including but not limited to, court structure, technology, funding, caseload management, and judicial selection.



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

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