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 [...]
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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 [...]
Atlanta, July 23, 2019 – Justice Sarah H. Warren of the Supreme Court of Georgia has been elected to the American Law Institute, a national organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The Philadelphia-based organization announced Monday that Justice Warren is one of 60 new members from around the [...]
Atlanta, June 24, 2019 – The Supreme Court of Georgia has appointed Superior Court Judge Verda M. Colvin of the Macon Judicial Circuit to the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). Judge Colvin replaces Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbot of the Eastern Judicial Circuit in Savannah, whose term ends June 30. The JQC is the constitutional [...]
On March 8, 2019, the Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to prepare an appropriate memorial to the life, character, and service of the Honorable P. Harris Hines, submitted the following report: CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Atlanta, April 26, 2019 – Justice Robert Benham has announced that he will leave the Supreme Court of Georgia in 2020 and will not seek reelection to another six-year term. Twenty-nine years ago, Justice Benham became the first African American to serve on the state’s highest court when then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris appointed him [...]
Atlanta, April 8, 2019 – The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold oral arguments at Mercer University School of Law in Macon this Friday, April 12. Court will be held in the first floor Bell-Jones Courtroom, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Law School is located at 1021 Georgia Avenue, a mile away from Mercer’s [...]
Atlanta, February 21, 2019 – As head of Georgia’s judiciary, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced he has established an “Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government.” The Committee is charged with gathering research, examining and evaluating best practices, and encouraging all classes of Georgia courts and court [...]