Welcome to the Council of Municipal Court Judges Website

Municipal courts are the busiest courts in Georgia with more than 380 judges managing more than 1,200,000 cases per year. This site is designed for use not only for the judiciary, but also for citizens. Take a moment to browse the resources available on our site. Whether you seek Council-related information, or seek to become more familiar with the structure of Georgia Courts, it is my hope that you find a wealth of resources to assist you.

The Municipal Court is the only exposure many of Georgia’s citizens have to the judicial system, and the Council of Municipal Court Judges strives to make sure this experience is one that is fair and just.


Matthew M. McCord
President, Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges
Chief Judge, Stockbridge Municipal Court
Associate Judge Hampton Municipal Court

Council Profile

The Council of Municipal Court Judges, (CMuniCJ) created 1994, started out as the Georgia Municipal Association in 1983. Established and given jurisdiction by OCGA § 36-32-40 to further improve the administration of municipal courts across the state, the Council assists judges in the execution of their duties and promotes professional training. All judges serving in municipal and special courts in Georgia are members of the Council.

The Council subcommittees address concerns affecting municipal courts.The Executive Committee, chaired by the President, acts as the governing board for the Council and provides leadership on key policy issues. The Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) serves as the administrative staff for the Council providing dedicated staff for this purpose. The Council serves as members to the Judicial Council of Georgia, thanks to the efforts of many judges over the span of a decade.

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