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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

  • Council of Accountability Court Judges 2020 Award Winners September 18, 2020
    The 2020 Council of Accountability Court Judges (CACJ) Annual Training Conference took place on September 14 through 16. Each year the CACJ recognizes outstanding individuals and courts for their service and leadership to Georgia’s accountability courts. This year’s winners are: Inaugural Judge Stephen S. Goss Award In memory of the late Judge Stephen S. Goss, […]
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  • Rollercoaster and Recovery: Judge Prine’s Transition to the Bench and Overcoming a Mild Case of COVID-19 August 28, 2020
    Judge Prine recalls his symptoms coming on fast. He worked at the Lowndes County Courthouse on Monday, July 20, 2020 where he wore a precautionary mask. That evening, he recalls feeling cold, and then waking with a fever in the middle of the night The post Rollercoaster and Recovery: Judge Prine’s Transition to the Bench […]
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  • Interview with Dougherty County Law Library & Southwest Georgia Legal Self-Help Center staff. July 30, 2020
    Michelle Barclay, Judicial Council/AOC Division Director for Communications, Children, Families, and the Courts recently spoke with legal navigator Nancy Long and attorney Gerald Williams of the Dougherty County Law Library and Southwest Georgia Legal Self-Help Center located in Albany, Georgia. Condensed and edited for clarity Barclay: To kick off our conversation, how long has the […]
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  • Interview with Executive Director of Middle Georgia Justice, Mike Horner, about their work and their services. July 30, 2020
    Michelle Barclay, Judicial Council/AOC Division Director for Communications, Children, Families, and the Courts recently spoke with Mike Horner, Executive Director at Middle Georgia Justice.   Condensed and edited for clarity. Barclay: Let’s talk a little about the Middle Georgia Justice which got started in late 2017 and for which you’ve served as its first Executive Director […]
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  • Interview with Judge Robert Leonard July 30, 2020
    Judge Robert Leonard, Superior Court of Cobb County Michelle Barclay, AOC Division Director for Communications, Children, Families, and the Courts recently spoke with Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard Edited and condensed for clarity Barclay:  We see your social media posts announcing your daily schedule. Barclay: Describe what a day in your life looks […]
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