In general, Clerk’s Office cannot answer legal questions, interpret or explain the decisions of the Court, nor can they identify the Justice to which a pending case has been assigned. They can answer questions pertaining to the format and filing of briefs, motions and oral argument requests, scheduling, and whether a case has been decided or is still pending.
The Rules of the Supreme Court of Georgia are available on the Court’s webpage at
Non-lawyers may represent themselves in the Supreme Court. They should familiarize themselves with the Court’s Rules prior to filing an appeal.
The Latin phrase, “Fiat justitia ruat caelum,” means: Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall.
No. A decision is typically rendered from one to five months after oral argument.
Cases are assigned to the Justices in rotation, or sequentially, by the Court’s automated docketing system.
There are a number of pay parking lots within walking distance of the Judicial Building. The Georgia State and Garnett Street MARTA train stations are also within walking distance. Click the below link to view directions and parking information.

Directions to the Court

Although case files are a matter of public record, they may only be viewed in the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Copying is also available: $5.00 for the first 10 pages, $1.00 per page thereafter.
The Court hears oral argument in every month except August and December, normally on Mondays and Tuesdays during each month. Oral arguments are open to the public. The courtroom is on the sixth floor of the State Judicial Building, which is located at the corner of Mitchell and Washington streets in downtown Atlanta.
The Justices and their law clerks are strictly prohibited from discussing pending cases with parties, their attorneys, members of the media, or the general public.