July 2013

AOC Director Receives Award from the National Center for State Courts

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has awarded Marla S. Moore, AOC Director, with its 2012 Distinguished Service Award.   The Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest NCSC awards, is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the justice system and who have supported the mission of the NCSC.


Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference in Its 22nd Year

by Stephanie J. Wilson
For 22 years, judges, attorneys and journalists have gathered to discuss current issues impacting the First Amendment. This year’s conference focused heavily on the consequences—good and bad—of social media and its use. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or all of the above, the program provided useful information.


Judges from Georgia participate in “European-American Prison Project”

Three Georgia judges spent a whirl-wind week in Germany and the Netherlands visiting correctional facilities and exchanging ideas and strategies with European officials and policymakers.


Pop Quiz

Chief Judge Herbert Phipps, Court of Appeals, was sworn-in on the same day as two other judges. Who were they and in which order were they sworn-in?



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