Director's Division

Is comprised of Human Resources, Governmental and Trial Court Liaison, General Counsel, and Budget. The Director determines priorities, strategy, and direction of the agency and oversees its divisions.


The Judicial Council and AOC lead collaboration on policy across Georgia’s courts to improve the administration of justice in Georgia.


To improve justice in all Georgia courts through collaboration, innovation, and information. As staff to the Judicial Council of Georgia, the Administrative Office of the Courts provides subject-matter expertise on policy, court innovation, legislation, and court administration to the state’s trial and appellate courts. The AOC also furnishes a full range of information technology, budget, and financial services to the judicial branch.


Cynthia Clanton is Director of the AOC and the lead of the Director’s Division, which is made up of Governmental and Trial Court Liaison led by Tracy Mason; Legal led by Jessica Farah; Human Resources led by Stephanie Hines; and Budget led by Maleia Wilson. The other Divisions of the AOC are: Communications, Children, Families and the Courts, led by Michelle Barclay; Financial Administration, led by Drew Townsend; Information Technology, led by Jorge Basto; and Judicial Services, led by Christopher Hansard.

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