December 2017

Staff Changes and New Projects

• Karlise Grier, formerly staff to the Access Fairness, Public Trust and Confidence Committee (AFPTC), has been named the new Executive Director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.  One of the tasks she has undertaken is to form a coalition to create a bench book on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

Promoting Accessibility and Transparency in the Courts - Round up

Following the August 8, 2017, Judicial Council meeting, Chief Judge Stephen Dillard, Judge Jason B. Thompson, and Chief Judge Allen Wigington discussed the usefulness and utility of social media regarding access and tranparency in the courts.

The full panel discussion can be found here

Smaller videos can be found here.


Profile: Judge Clyde Reese

Judge Clyde Reese spent more than 20 years in a variety of legal jobs prior to his appointment on December 1, 2016 to the Court of Appeals. Judge Reese answered some questions about his first year on the bench of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.


Profile: Judge Tilman (Tripp) Self

A life-long Macon resident, Judge Tilman "Tripp" Self's choice of career was guided by the family business: lawyering and judging.  The third-generation judge answered some questions about his first year on the bench of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.


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