September 2011

2011 Superior Court Time and Motion Study

Data collection took place for the 2011 Superior Court Time and Motion Study during March 2011, with 147 of 205 superior court judges, representing 46 circuits, documenting time on printed or electronic forms.  These 147 judges, along with nine magistrates designated to preside in superior court, submitted 1,562,117 minutes of case and administrative activity data to the AOC.  

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From the Supreme Court

Code of Judicial Conduct Revised

The Supreme Court of Georgia passed an order amending the Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct. The following terms have been added: aggregate, campaign committee, campaign contribution disclosure report, contribution, election cycle, financial disclosure statement, maximum allowable contribution and support. Also, Canons 3E. Disqualification and 3F. Remittal of Disqualification were amended. The full text of the Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct can be found at www.georgiacourts.gov

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NHTSA Report on Georgia DUI Courts

How effective are Georgia’s DUI courts? According to a recent report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the evidence is in: Georgia’s DUI Courts have “successfully encouraged lifestyle changes for the participating offenders and may be a viable alternative to traditional sanctioning.”

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From the Board of Court Reporting

Membership
New members of the Board of Court Reporting were sworn-in on Friday, September 9. Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia, administered the oath of office to the new members.

Chief Justice Hunstein, left, and Board of Court Reporting members Ms. Stacey L. Folds, Ms. Cheryl Griffin, Judge Richard Kent, and Ms. Carol Glazier.

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