July 2013

AOC Research Collects FY2012 Caseload

While the deadline has officially passed for submitting FY2012 caseload, the Office of Research, Planning, and Data Analysis will continue to accept submissions until August 15.  Superior Court workload assessment data will be presented to the Judicial Council at the September 13, 2013 meeting.  Caseload data for all Georgia courts will be available at georgiacourts.gov in October. 
Below is a summary of the percentage of courts that have submitted caseload for FY2012.


Judge Herbert E. Phipps Becomes Chief Judge of Court of Appeals

It’s a 200 mile drive from Baker County to Georgia, but it’s been a much longer road than that for Judge Herbert E. Phipps.  altJudge Phipps, born and reared in rural Baker County, was sworn-in on June 25, 2013, as the 27th Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia in the court’s Atlanta courtroom. 


From the Supreme Court

Because electronic filing has become an essential aspect of the Court's case management system for the effective, timely, and accurate transmission of documents and data received by the Court, the Supreme Court of Georgia has ordered that e-filing is mandatory beginning August 1, 2013.  Unless granted an exception for good cause, all attorneys submitting filings are required to register for and use the Supreme Court Electronic Docket System (SCED).  T



• On March 7, Judge Clarence Seeliger, Superior Court, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, was awarded the Pioneer Award by the DeKalb Bar Association.  He was recognized for decades of service and leadership to the DeKalb County bench, bar, and public at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.



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