July 2013

Judges’ Councils See Women Rise in Leadership Positions

Call 2013 the Year of the Woman for Georgia’s judges’ councils. 
 
In April, Judge Kelley Powell, Probate Court of Henry County, took the reigns of the Council of Probate Court Judges from Judge Mary Jo Buxton, Probate Court of Johnson County. 
 

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District News

District 5
Administrative Judge: Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright
District Court Administrator: Yolanda Lewis
Circuits: Atlanta
 

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AOC continues work to address immigration and human trafficking issues in the courts

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) continues work this year with the Center for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) on the Immigration and the State Courts Initiative.  Since the project’s inception in September 2011, CPPS project consultants Dr. John Martin and Dr. Steven Weller have made seven site visits to Georgia, and have met with a diverse group of judges, clerks, policy advocates, and other criminal justice stakeholders.  Earlier this year, we expanded this partnership to serve as a site for the newly-launched Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative. 
 

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State Court Judges Learn Big Truck Safety

altCan that big rig see as you attempt to pass it along I-75?  You’ve seen the stickers: “If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.”  How true is that?

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