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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the everchanging situation and resulting updates to guidelines, in addition to reading the Judicial COVID-19 Task Force Report, we recommend referring to the CDC Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces. The CDC is curating the most current and accurate information and is the most up-to-date source to consult.

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 Senior Judge Kenneth Followill: An Original Judicial Council of Georgia Member April 28, 2021
    We caught up with 85-year-old Senior Judge Kenneth Followill, who we learned served as the first secretary of the then newly-created Judicial Council in 1973. He received the Amicus Curiae Award from Justice Leah Sears while she was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.  Senior Judge Followill was also the guitarist in a […]
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  • Successful Legislative Session for Judicial Council April 28, 2021
    A monitor outside the Senate Chamber at the Capitol showing initial passage of SB 163 by the Georgia Senate. by Cheryl Karounos – Governmental Affairs Liaison  The pandemic and resulting Statewide Judicial Emergency Order changed a lot of plans in the last year and the Judicial Council’s legislative priorities were no exception.  The initiatives that […]
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  • Getting Shots in Arms: Collaboration Between Courts, Communities, and Providers are Getting it Done. March 30, 2021
    Court staff became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 17, 2021, creating an opportunity for providers to set up shop onsite at courthouses and get even more shots in arms, accelerating Georgia’s vaccine efforts. Below are some of the success stories from courthouse vaccine drives. JC/AOC Partners with Kroger The Judicial Council/Administrative Office of […]
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  • Chris Walker—New CFO for the Court of Appeals of Georgia—Supports the Court’s Work by Providing Financial Counsel and Fostering a Healthy Work Environment March 30, 2021
    Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Good morning, Chris, and congratulations on your new role as the CFO/Director of Fiscal Services for the Court of Appeals of Georgia.  Would you please share your professional background with our readers?  Chris Walker:  Certainly, I got my undergrad degree in accounting from Georgia State University in 1994 and my CPA in 2000. […]
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  • A Day in the Life of a Magistrate Court Judge: Judge Berryl A. Anderson March 29, 2021
    In late January 2020, JC/AOC staffer Robert Aycock visited the DeKalb County Magistrate Court to chronicle a day in the life of Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl A. Anderson. Its intended publication date was in March 2020. However, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was never published. We publish it now to offer […]
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