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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 National Hispanic Heritage Month October 15, 2021
    To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Georgia’s judicial leaders who come from Hispanic heritage. The post Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month appeared first on The Georgia Courts Journal.
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  • Kathleen Joyner—New Public Information Officer for the Supreme Court of Georgia—Helps the Public Understand the Court’s Work and Role in Government September 28, 2021
    JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, recently spoke with Kathleen Joyner about her new role as the Public Information Officer for the Supreme Court of Georgia. Interview edited and condensed for clarity. Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez: What is your professional background? Kathleen Joyner: I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2002 with a double major in French and […]
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  • Georgia Uniform Mediation Act Now Law, Working Group Receives Recognition August 30, 2021
    On August 4, 2021, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution (GCDR) Chair Hon. M. Cindy Morris gave commendation to the Georgia Uniform Mediation Act working group members and their supporters in service to the expansion of mediation in Georgia, noting: “This is a huge benefit for Georgia, and we sincerely appreciate all of your efforts.” For […]
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  • Judge Walt Davis Reflects on State-wide Business Court’s First Year in Business August 30, 2021
    Georgia’s State-wide Business Court started to accept filings a little over a year ago—on August 1, 2020.  To mark the Court’s first anniversary, Judge Davis spoke with JC/AOC staffer, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, to reflect on the Court’s progress and plans for the future. Edited and condensed for clarity. Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez: First off, congratulations on the Business […]
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  • Judge Connie Williford on the beginning of the new Peach-Crawford Accountability Court (PCAC) August 27, 2021
    by Alice Rebecca Culpepper We sat down with Judge Connie Williford to discuss the beginning of the new Peach-Crawford Accountability Court (PCAC) within the Macon Judicial Circuit. In this new program, residents in Peach and Crawford Counties have access to Accountability Court services in their own counties without needing to travel to Bibb County. Judge […]
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