Atlanta, Dec. 6, 2019 – A committee appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia released today a report recommending that all Georgia courts implement or revise sexual harassment prevention policies based on best practices outlined in the report. Among its recommendations, the committee also urges that courts “mandate that judges [...]
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Atlanta, Dec. 5, 2019 – Justice Robert Benham announced today that he will resign from the Supreme Court of Georgia effective March 1, 2020 – before his current six-year term ends a year from now. In making this decision, he has acknowledged that a number of candidates have announced preparations to run for his [...]
Effective Friday, December 6, 2019, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Reporter of Decisions, and the Office of Bar Admissions will be relocated from the Judicial Building and the 244 Washington Street Annex to the nearby Nathan Deal Judicial Center located at 330 Capitol Ave. S.E., Atlanta. The move will not impact electronic [...]
On September 9, 2019, the Supreme Court of Georgia amended its Court Rules. Effective immediately the Court has reserved Rule 4 (i) and added new Rule 96 to provide that under certain conditions law students may participate in oral argument. The other amendments have a later effective date of Monday, December 2, 2019, the first [...]
The SCED system is back on-line. Per the November 1, 2019 order, the filing deadlines for November 21 and 22, 2019, remain extended until Monday, November 25, 2019. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ORDER.
On November 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of Georgia will transfer its case management technology (SCED) to the new Nathan Deal Judicial Center. To accommodate this move the SCED system will not be available from 12:00 a.m. on November 21, 2019 until 8:00 a.m. on November 25, 2019. During this period, members of the [...]
Atlanta, Nov. 6, 2019 – It is the end of an era for the Supreme Court of Georgia, which on Thursday, Nov. 7, will close the doors to its courtroom where it has held oral arguments for more than 60 years. To mark the last session of court in the Judicial Building on Capitol [...]
Atlanta, September 5, 2019 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has appointed three members to the newly created Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission: Justice Michael P. Boggs of the Supreme Court of Georgia; Chief Judge Brian J. Amero of the Superior Court of the Flint Judicial Circuit (Henry County; and Judge Sarah [...]
Atlanta, Aug. 24, 2019 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued the following statement today after learning of the sudden death of Judge Stephen S. Goss of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. “Judge Goss was a man who brought so much dignity and compassion to the delivery of justice all across this great [...]
Atlanta, August 5, 2019 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will present a special award Tuesday, August 6, 2019, to Edward D. Tolley, honoring the former chairman of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) for his “wise and steady” leadership at a critical time in the Commission’s history. On behalf of the Court, Chief Justice [...]