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August 2, 2021

The New Director for Georgia’s Court Improvement Program under the Committee on Justice for Children Begins Work

The New Director for Georgia’s Court Improvement Program under the Committee on Justice for Children Begins Work The Honorable Diana Rugh Johnson begins work today as the […]
June 17, 2021

Outstanding Advocates for Children Honored with the 2021 Hines Award

Atlanta– In a ceremony on June 11, 2021, the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice for Children awarded two recipients with the fifth annual Chief […]
June 4, 2021

Statewide Judicial Emergency Expected To End June 30

Atlanta, June 4, 2021 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced today that he plans to issue an order Monday extending for the fifteenth time the […]
June 3, 2021

Public Comments for Proposed Fromal Advisory Opinion 2021-01

Pursuant to Judicial Qualifications Commission (“JQC”) Rule 28.B (3), the JQC Hearing Panel is posting this proposed Formal Advisory Opinion on the websites of the JQC, […]
May 10, 2021

Deadlines To Be Reinstated For Indicting Those In Jail

Atlanta, May 8, 2021 – Under an order signed today by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, next Friday, May 14, deadlines will be reimposed on prosecutors […]
April 21, 2021

Judicial Council of Georgia to Meet on April 23, 2021

Atlanta, GA — The Judicial Council of Georgia will meet for a General Session via Zoom teleconferencing on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to […]
April 8, 2021

Judicial Emergency Extended, But More Restrictions Due To Be Lifted

Atlanta, April 8, 2021 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton today extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared more than a year […]
March 17, 2021

Georgia Judges and Court Staff to Become Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Atlanta – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced that Georgia judges and court staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “Thanks to the work […]
March 9, 2021

JURY TRIALS TO RESUME IN GEORGIA, AGAIN

Atlanta, March 9, 2021 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton today issued an order that lifts the suspension of jury trials in Georgia, “effective immediately.” With […]
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