December 2017

Lessons Learned from Seven Years on the Criminal Justice Reform Council; A Conversation with Justice Michael Boggs

Judicial Council Meetings

December Judicial Council Meeting
The Judicial Council met in Atlanta at the Carter Center on December 8, 2017.

Riding the Pine with Chief Judge Joe Bishop

When the first superior courts were established in Georgia, there were just four counties divided into two judicial circuits.  As the state expanded, so did the number of counties and judicial circuits. Today Georgia's 159 counties are divided into 49 judicial circuits, many of which are multi-county circuits. In those circuits, judges "ride the pine" or "ride the circuit," traveling from county to county to hear cases.

December JC/AOC Director's Report

Due to surprisingly snowy weather last Friday, we wrapped up our Judicial Council meeting early to get home before the roads got too icy, so I'm sending a written Director’s report on projects, trainings, awards, and staff to you.
As the statewide service agency to the judiciary, it has been an extraordinarily productive time since the last Judicial Council meeting in October.
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