Atlanta, GA — The Judicial Council of Georgia, chaired by Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, met in Atlanta on September 25, 2014, to consider a request for one new superior court judgeship. After reviewing caseload data, the Council approved the request for an additional judgeship in the Western Judicial Circuit.
This recommendation will be forwarded to the Governor and the General Assembly to be considered for legislative action in the 2015 session. New judgeships are created by the General Assembly; the bill authorizing a new position provides for the effective date, initial term, and stipulates election or appointment of the initial judge.
The 26-member Judicial Council of Georgia meets several times a year to act on policy and administrative matters of the judiciary. Judges of the appellate and trial courts at all levels are represented on the Council.