October 2013

New Chief Justice, Presiding Justice Sworn-in to lead Supreme Court

A standing-room only crowd filled the House Chambers on August 15, 2013, to see the investiture of Georgia’s new Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson and Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines.
Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein welcomed the assembly of Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the Courts of Appeals, trial court judges throughout the state, legislators, friends, and family. 


Jurors and Social Media

"A jury of one's peers" may not include the jurors' Facebook friends


Judicial Council Recommends Two New Superior Court Judgeships

The Judicial Council met at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta on September 13, 2013.  Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson called the meeting to order after the Georgia Boy Choir, conducted by Mr. David R. White, sang two verses of “The Star Spangled Banner.”



Fulton County Juvenile Court home to 3 Child Welfare Law Specialist

Fulton County, home to almost 10% of Georgia’s total population, is the only county in the state to have three Juvenile Court Judges who are also certified Child Welfare Law Specialists (CWLS).  All three earned their certifications in 2012.  Judge Cassandra Kirk, Judge Willie J. Lovett, Jr., and Judge Wenona Clark Belton represent state and individual efforts to raise the knowledge bar in our state’s child welfare arena.



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