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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

  • Celebrating Black History Month 2021 February 2, 2021
    In honor of Black History Month in 2021, we asked several African American judges in Georgia who mentored, inspired, and helped them along the way. This February, we celebrate the people who helped lift others into judicial leadership roles. Each weekday we will post a new response on our social media pages; Twitter, Facebook, and […]
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  • On Record Restriction Clinics and Providing Opportunity January 27, 2021
    Contributed by Laverne Lewis Gaskins, Esq. Because human beings escape perfection, mistakes in judgement are expected. However, in the context of the criminal justice system, mistakes of judgment occupy a different, more serious space. Because we live in a society of laws, people should be held accountable for their behavior. We accept and understand that […]
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  • Upcoming Caseload Reporting and Bench Card January 4, 2021
    Greetings judges, as we close out the year we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the all-important case count reporting period, where the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) asks the clerks of your respective court classes to submit caseload data for the previous year. Below is the Best Practices for Caseload […]
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  • Albany Municipal Court to Receive Funding to Implement Community Court December 31, 2020
    Congratulations to the City of Albany for receiving a grant to implement a Community Court through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Read the full press release below: Albany, GA – The City of Albany was one of seven applicants from around the country recently selected by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau […]
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  • Parking Deck Court in Cherokee County December 30, 2020
    In early December, we stopped by the Cherokee County Justice Center on a cold and rainy day to see a “Parking Deck Court” in action. As expected, it’s an efficient operation that is tackling the non-jury case backlog while protecting the public that passes through it.  When traffic court first began to be held in […]
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