March 2013

System to Unify Licensing Programs in Production

The AOC’s Court Services and Information Technology divisions are developing an online certification and licensing system for court professionals. By unifying the licensing processes for seven groups, this web-based system will replace paper processes, provide a better customer experience, and allow the AOC to realign staff resources. Over the course of the next year and a half, court professionals will be able to apply, upload supporting documents, pay fees, and renew their certifications online.


In Memoriam

Judge David Cannon Sr. of Canton died on November 18, 2012 of lung cancer.   Judge Cannon, a Woodrow Wilson School of Law graduate, entered the practice of law in 1982 and served as the municipal court judge in Canton.  He was integral in the establishment of Cherokee County’s Office of Indigent Defense.  Judge Cannon served as judge for the Municipal Courts of Canton and Holly Springs.



Judge Edward E. Carriere, Jr., Senior Judge of the State Court, received a joint resolution of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia, honoring him for a lifetime of service to the state of Georgia and the justice system.  Former state bar president Bryan Cavan presented the resolution to Judge Carriere in November.


Court Cost Study

The Administrative Office of the Courts is well known for its efforts to collect caseload data from Georgia’s trial courts. What many do not know is that the AOC also collects judge and judicial staff salary data. “I would say questions about caseload and salaries are among the most common questions AOC Research is asked,” says Mr. Christopher Hansard, Research Program Manager.  Based on high demand for the data and declining response rates to their surveys, last year Research rethought its approach to the traditional salary survey and expanded it into a two-year project.



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