Judicial Council Standing Committee on Access to Justice

Committee Profile

The Judicial Council Standing Committee on Access to Justice is a successor to the Access, Fairness, Public Trust and Confidence Committee, staffed through the AOC.

Mission: To improve the public's trust in the judicial branch by promoting meaningful and effective access to courts and fairness for all.

Next Meeting

  • May 12, 2021, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. - Zoom.us online meeting
  • August 11, 2021 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • November 10, 2021 noon to 2:00 p.m.

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Committee Members

  • Justice Charles Bethel, Chair Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Retired Justice Robert Benham, Emeritus Member
  • Retired Justice Carol Hunstein, Emeritus Member
  • Tabitha Ponder, Esq., Committee Liaison
  • Honorable Bill Adams, State Bar of Georgia
  • Michael J. Blakey, Esq., Gate City Bar Association
  • J. Antonio Delcampo, Esq., Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
Link to A2J Members Bios
  • Judge Sara Doyle, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Sharon Edenfield, Esq.,State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
  • Jana Edmondson-Cooper, Esq., Georgia Commission on Interpreters
  • Judge Belinda Edwards, Superior Court, Atlanta Circuit
  • Terica Ganzy, Esq., Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Judge Mike Jacobs, State Court of DeKalb County
  • Tracy Johnson, Executive Director, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Monica Khant, Esq., Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Judge Ethan Pham, Morrow Municipal Court Judge
  • Judge Brendon Shaw Rhodes, Magistrate Court Wilcox County
  • Judge Jason Thompson, State Court of Fayette County
  • Judge Maureen Wood, Juvenile Court of Rockdale County


  • Honorable Kristina Blum
  • Judge Verda Colvin, Macon Circuit Superior Court, Council of Accountability Court Judges
  • Judge Clarence Cuthpert, Probate Court, Rockdale
  • Honorable LaTisha Dear Jackson
  • Karlise Grier, Esq.
  • Vicky Kimbrell, Esq.
  • Honorable Cassandra Kirk
  • Mike Monahan, Esq. State Bar Access to Justice Committee
  • Nicki Vaughan, Esq.
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