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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

  • Forsyth County’s DUI Court Celebrates 15 Years June 11, 2021
    On June 2nd, 2021, the Forsyth County DUI Court held a graduation ceremony consisting of seven graduates from the program and an important visit from Chief Justice Harold Melton who has been an avid supporter of the accountability court program in Georgia. This ceremony marks an important milestone for the Forsyth County DUI Court as […]
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  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May 26, 2021
    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Asian Pacific Americans serve as judges in all but two classes of Georgia’s court system. Only the Court of Appeals of Georgia (on which Justice Carla W. McMillian previously presided) and the State-wide Business Court (which is a newly created, single-judge class) are without an Asian American judge. […]
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  • Insights on the New Georgia Uniform Mediation Act from Tracy B. Johnson, Executive Director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution May 26, 2021
    JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, recently discussed the newly-enacted Georgia Uniform Mediation Act with Tracy B. Johnson, Executive Director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.  Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  In your own words, what is the Georgia Uniform Mediation Act?   Tracy B. Johnson: Georgia is a national leader in the dispute resolution field for court-ordered cases. Since 1993, the Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules […]
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  • Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Spring Conferences Bring Training, Council Leadership Changes, and Awards May 25, 2021
    Council of State Court Judges Council of Juvenile Court Judges Council of Probate Court Judges Council of Magistrate Court Judges The post Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Spring Conferences Bring Training, Council Leadership Changes, and Awards appeared first on The Georgia Courts Journal.
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  • Cobb County Mental Health Court Graduation May 25, 2021
    By Alice Rebecca Culpepper Cobb County Mental Health Court recognized three graduates on April 29th, 2021. Instead of incarceration, these men went through an intensive rehabilitation course to focus on taking accountability for their actions while receiving treatment to handle substance abuse and mental health issues. The three graduates spoke about how their experience in […]
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