May 2016

Domestic Violence Court in the Conasauga Circuit

Every other Tuesday at 1:30 pm, Judge M. Cindy Morris convenes a Domestic Violence Court session in her Dalton courtroom. Men and women who have been arrested for domestic offenses sit in Judge Morris’ courtroom ready to talk to Judge Morris about their progress.

Meet the Research Staff

Staff of the Judicial Council/AOC Research Office has changed a bit since the beginning of the year.  Audrey Udemba, Communications Intern, took a few moments to speak with the Research Office's members recently.

2016 Superior and State Court Election Results

This year’s primary was held on May 24, 2016. This year, there were 19 open superior court seats and eight open state courts seats determined by election.  Below are the results of those contests:



Circuit or county (seat)

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is celebrated each year in March.  This year, the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts profiled women judges who have contributed to the state's judiciary throughout the years, from Judge Rufe McCombs, the first elected female judge in Georgia to Judge Leslie Spornberger Jones who serves as the President of the Council of Municipal Court Judges.


The judges profiled during the 31 days of March 2016 are just a sampling of the women in Georgia who have and are currently serving on the bench.



Contact AOC

Administrative Office of the Courts 244 Washington Street, SW Suite 300 Atlanta, GA  30334

Pop Quiz

In 2002, Judge Ben Studdard competed on Jeopardy! Can you answer the Final Jeopardy question he couldn't?

Category: U.S. Stamps.

Clue: In late October, 2001, Tony Curtis and Lance Burton unveiled the new stamp honoring this person.

Find the answer on our Facebook and Twitter accounts: @GACourts!


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