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.
- Georgia and U.S. Constitutional Law Regarding Misdemeanor Probation
- Felony Probation: Georgia and U.S. Constitutional Law
- Basics of Courtroom Security
- Working with Limited English Proficient Persons and Foreign-Language Interpreters in the Courtroom
- Working with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Persons and Sign Language Interpreters in the Courtroom
- Judge’s Guide to Mental Illness in the Courtroom
- Judge’s Guide to Mental Illness in the Courtroom (HTML version)
- Misdemeanor Bail Practices Bench Card
- Best Practices for Caseload Reporting Bench Card
- UPL Counter Card
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bench Card