March 2013

January Meeting of the Judicial Council

On January 10, 2013, the Judicial Council of Georgia met in Atlanta, GA.  Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia, presided over the meeting that was held at the St. Regis Hotel in conjunction with the State Bar of Georgia Mid-Year meeting.
 
Policy and Legislation

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Attorney General Opinions

One of the duties of the Attorney General is to provide opinions on legal questions concerning the State of Georgia or its agencies.  These opinions are binding on all state agencies and departments. Below are recent opinions that affect the judiciary.
 
Unofficial Opinion 2012-3
November 26, 2012

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Newly Elected Judges

Many new judges and other court officials took office in Georgia on January 1.  Below is a listing of those new judges, prosecutors, and superior court clerks, including names of those they replaced.  A page number is listed for reference to the Georgia Courts Directory.

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Chief Justice Focuses on Juvenile Justice Reform in State of Judiciary Address

Speaking to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly, Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein delivered her fourth State of the Judiciary address on February 7, 2013.  “Your annual invitation to the Chief Justice to give a candid review of our goals, accomplishments, and challenges ahead is a reflection of the honor and support you have extended to the judicial branch of government,” she began her final State of Judiciary address.

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