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April 28, 2015

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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.

All Supreme Court case numbers begin with the letter "S", followed by the year in which they were calendered, and a letter indicating the type of appeal it represents.



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

           B Petition to appoint a Special Master in disciplinary proceedings.

           C

Petition for a writ of 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

Petition for a certificate of probable cause to review a habeas corpus decision 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 a writ of certiorari.

           H

Petition for a certificate of probable cause to review a post-conviction denial of habeas corpus 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 when a notice of appeal has been filed in the lower court, but the case has not been docketed yet in the Supreme 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.

           T Request for extension of time to file a notice of appeal, application or petition.

           U

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

           W

All matters involving cases in which an execution has been scheduled.  

           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.