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GOVERNOR BRIAN P. KEMP HAS ALLOCATED UP TO $110 MILLION IN FEDERAL AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) FUNDS TO ADDRESS BACKLOGS OF COURT CASES, PARTICULARLY CASES INVOLVING SERIOUS VIOLENT FELONIES. MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ARPA GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IS AVAILABLE AT https://jcaoc.georgiacourts.gov/arpa/.

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

  • Meet Peterson M. David, the New CFO for the Judicial Council of Georgia/Administrative Office of the Courts November 29, 2022
    Let us introduce you to Peterson, our newly hired Chief Financial Officer for the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts. Condensed and edited for clarity. Michelle Barclay: First, welcome.  We are so glad to have you on board.  And thank you for agreeing to do this interview with me. Please tell our readers a little […]
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  • Judge Ana Maria Martinez: Continuing Her Family Legacy, Supporting the Latin Community, and Serving the Public in So Many Ways October 28, 2022
    Inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th through October 15th, we recently spoke with Judge Ana Maria Martinez of the DeKalb County State Court.   Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Would you please share your journey to the bench? Judge Ana Maria Martinez:  I would be remiss if I did not start by telling you […]
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  • Georgia State-Wide Business Court Welcomes New Judge and Bids Farewell to Inaugural Judge September 27, 2022
    Judge William “Bill” Hamrick III was appointed judge of the Georgia State-Wide Business Court by Governor Kemp on August 3, 2022 and was sworn into office on September 26.   Prior to joining the Business Court, Judge Hamrick served on the Superior Court for the Coweta Judicial Circuit beginning in 2012. Surrounded by family, friends, and many […]
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  • Appointing a Special Master – How? When? and Why? September 27, 2022
    by Hon. R. Keegan Federal, Jr. Through recent CJE programs around the State, many if not most trial judges in Georgia are now familiar with Uniform Superior Court Rule 46, but many if not most have not yet taken advantage of the benefits available under the Rule. This article specifies how a Special Master can […]
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  • Judges Read Meaningful Tweets in Celebration of Constitution Day 2022 September 26, 2022
    In celebration of Constitution Week in 2022, we partnered with the Georgia Center for Civics Engagement and Georgia Family Connection Partnership for a series called #judgesreadmeaningfultweets. Georgia students asked the questions, judges provided the answers. Thank you to everyone that participated. We look forward to next year! The post Judges Read Meaningful Tweets in Celebration […]
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