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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

  • Judicial Council Committee on Access to Justice Record Restriction Clinic May 25, 2022
    Judicial Council Committee on Access to JusticeRecord Restriction ClinicAlbany, Georgia May 5, 2022 The A2J Committee is grateful to the many sponsors that ensured this event’s success, including: the Albany Police Department, Albany Second Chance, Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, Dougherty County Board of Commissioners, Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office, Dougherty County Law Library, Dougherty County […]
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  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May 24, 2022
    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 currently a single-judge class) are without an Asian American judge. To […]
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  • Commitment to Equality Awards Presented by the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession May 24, 2022
    The State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession presented two judges with awards in 2022. Judge Alvin T. Wong of the State Court of DeKalb County received the Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award, and Judge Tabitha Ponder of the Cobb County Magistrate Court received a Commitment to Equality Award. The post […]
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  • Meet Lynne Moore Nelson, the Executive Director for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE) of Georgia May 24, 2022
    Condensed and edited for clarity We had the opportunity to have an informative conversation with ICJE’s new Executive Director Nelson.  We learned she is a vegan and had a great recommendation for an Atlanta donut shop which we have already visited and loved. Michelle Barclay: Tell us a little about your background and what led […]
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  • Christina Liu, Long-Serving Application Developer and Long Distance Runner May 24, 2022
    We recently spoke with Christina Liu, an application developer in the IT Division at the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts.   Condensed and edited for clarity    Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez:  Thank you, Christina, for taking time to talk with me. Would you please share your professional background with our readers?   Christina Liu:  I received my bachelor’s […]
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