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The Judicial Council of Georgia was created in 1945 and serves as the policymaking body for Georgia’s judiciary. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) was created in 1973. As staff to the Judicial Council, the AOC provides subject-matter expertise on policy, court innovation, legislation, and court administration to all Georgia courts. The AOC also furnishes information technology, budget, and financial services to the judicial branch.

The AOC is led by Director Cynthia Clanton who may be reached by phone at 404-656-5171.

The Judicial Council of Georgia was created in 1945 and serves as the policymaking body for Georgia’s judiciary. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) was created in 1973. As staff to the Judicial Council, the AOC provides subject-matter expertise on policy, court innovation, legislation, and court administration to all Georgia courts. The AOC also furnishes information technology, budget, and financial services to the judicial branch.

The AOC is led by Director Cynthia Clanton who may be reached by phone at 404-656-5171.

The Georgia Courts Journal

  • Interview with State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth Fite July 27, 2021
    Condensed and edited for clarity Michelle Barclay: First, congratulations on being sworn in as the 59th President of the State Bar of Georgia on June 12, 2021 at the first hybrid State Bar Annual Meeting in the Bar’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  See the swearing-in ceremony here: State Bar of Georgia 2021 Annual […]
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  • Cobb County’s Second Chance Desk July 27, 2021
    by Alice Culpepper Georgia Justice Project, one of the Judicial Council’s Access to Justice Committee’s partners in our Virtual Record Restriction Clinics, has helped establish a “Second Chance Desk” in the Cobb County Circuit Defender’s Office. This desk provides a permanent, daily service to those seeking criminal record restriction and sealing for certain offenses. On […]
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  • Meet Drew Townsend, Chief Financial Officer for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts July 27, 2021
    Noting Georgia’s fiscal new year that begins each year on July 1st, JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, recently spoke with her colleague, Drew Townsend, who serves as the Director of the Financial Administration Division and Chief Financial Officer for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts.   Drew Townsend, CFO for the Judicial Council of Georgia/Administrative Office of The Courts Interview condensed and edited for clarity.  Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Happy Fiscal New Year to […]
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  • Jackson County Celebrates Treatment Court Graduate and 21 Drug-free Babies July 12, 2021
    by Alice Culpepper Jackson County recently honored another Treatment Court graduate in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. On June 29th, Judge Currie Mingledorff presented the graduate with his certificate of completion, and praised him for his amazing accomplishments of not only graduating but also finding employment and stability for both him and his growing family. Jackson […]
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  • Northeastern Judicial Circuit Celebrates Accountability Court Anniversaries July 12, 2021
    by Alice Culpepper On July 2nd, participants and guests gathered to celebrate great milestones for four of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit’s Accountability Courts. Hall County Drug Court marked 20 years since it was established under the Honorable John G. Girardeau in 2001. At that time, the Hall County Drug Court was the fourth of its […]
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