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October 25, 2014

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Computerized Docketing System and Case Types

Search the docket by entering a Supreme Court case number .

Or by entering an attorney's last name.

Or by entering part of the style.



Supreme Court of Georgia:

The Supreme Court of Georgia utilizes a computerized docketing system for the filing of all appeals, briefs and motions brought before the Court. The docket is accessible on-line from the Court's web site: http://www.gasupreme.us By entering the name of a party or a case number, you can access cases docketed within the last three terms of court, whether the cases have been decided or are still pending.

The Court uses a case numbering system that identifies both the year to which a case is calendared and what type of appeal it represents. For instance, S03A1258, is a direct appeal (hence the letter "A") to be submitted to the Court for decision during 2003. (All Supreme Court case numbers begin with the letter "S.")

Listed below are the letter designations used by the Court to identify the various types of appeals brought before the Court.

           A

Direct appeal of an order entered in superior court, state court,  probate court, juvenile court, or some special courts (City Court of Atlanta, for instance).

           C

Petition for certiorari to review a decision of the Court of Appeals of  Georgia.

           D

Discretionary application to appeal an order entered in superior or state court. The Supreme Court must decide either to grant, deny or  otherwise dispose of these applications within 30 days of docketing.

           E

Habeas corpus petition for a certificate of probable cause in a case in which the death sentence has been imposed and upheld on direct appeal.

           F

Direct appeal of an order entered in a domestic relations case  automatically granted under the Family Law Pilot Project.

           G

Granted petition for certiorari.

           H

Habeas corpus petition for a certificate of probable cause to review a post-conviction denial of relief by a superior court.

           I

 Interlocutory application to appeal an order entered in superior or state court. The Supreme Court must decide either to grant, deny or  otherwise dispose of these applications within 45 days of docketing.

           M

Emergency motion to temporarily stay an order entered in superior or state court.

           O

Petition filed with the Court without prior review by a lower court.

           P

Automatic direct appeal of a capital case in which the death sentence has been imposed.

           Q

Questions of law certified to the Supreme Court by a federal court  for determination of unresolved questions of Georgia law. These typically originate in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

           R

Interim appellate review of pre-trial superior court orders entered in cases in which the State intends to seek the death penalty.

           U

Review of State Bar Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law advisory opinions.

           W

Petitions to stay scheduled execution. 

           X

Cross-appeal (see "A" cases).

           Y

 Attorney discipline case originating with the State Bar of Georgia.

           Z

Appeal originating with the Judicial Qualifications Commission or the Office of Bar Admissions.