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The Judicial Council is the policy-making body for Georgia’s judiciary, chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Membership of the Judicial Council consists of twenty-six judges who represent the state’s appellate and trial courts. The Council meets at least four times a year to consider new judgeships, budgetary and legislative matters, and judicial branch programs and policies.

Next Council Meeting:

The Judicial Council of Georgia will meet Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. The agenda and materials will be accessible here as soon as they are available.

The Judicial Council Meeting Calendar for 2015:

Date Time Place
August 6, 2015 9:30 a.m – 2p.m. The Loudermilk Center
September 30, 2015 Noon – 5p.m. Macon Marriott Center, Macon, GA
December 9, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 2p.m. The Carter Center

Regular Council Meeting Agendas:



Judicial News

Policies and Fees for Court Reporting Services in Criminal Cases
June 30, 2015
Council of Municipal Court Judges Advises Members on Obergefell v. Hodges

Lawyer Sworn In as DeKalb Superior Court Judge
Daily Report (sub. required)

John Stephenson sworn in as Doughtery County's newest magistrate judge
Albany Herald
June 29, 2015
Georgia Appeals Court Chief Judge Herbert Phipps given Marshall and Thrower Awards
Albany Herald


June 26, 2015
Houston County Judge named president of statewide council, picks up award
Macon Telegraph


Marietta Daily Journal
June 25, 2015
Three areas for community-building identified at "data summit"
Athens Banner Herald


June 24, 2015
Juvenile court gets $748,120 grant to help at-risk youth
Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Forsyth judge passionate about drug court
Forsyth Herald

Dawson's Judge Bishop appointed to serve on Georgia Commission on Family Violence
June 23, 2015
Youths play adult roles for a lifetime in DA's Summer Law Institute
Savannah Morning News
June 21, 2015
Gregory Williams named new Pelham Municipal Court Judge
The Butler did it
The Dalton Citizen


June 19, 2015
8 celebrate drug court graduation
Cherokee Tribune


June 18, 2015
Doughtery Magistrate Court Judge to retire after more than 20 years
June 17, 2015
High Court Justice: Georgia Getting Closer to Statewide E-Filing
Daily Report (sub. required)


Profiles of Achievement
Daily Report (sub. required)


June 16, 2015
Honors for Two DeKalb Magistrate Judges
DeKalb Bar Association News
June 15, 2015
Superior Court Chief Judge Sweat Appointed to Georgia Commission on Family Violence
Oconee Democrat


June 12, 2015
Longtime DeKalb State Court Judge Reflects on Outsting the Old Guard
Daily Report (sub. required)


June 11, 2015
Georgia Awarded National Grant to Improve Court Interpreter Services


Little Named to State Board
LaGrange Daily News
June 8, 2015
Jackson Bedford Named Deputy Chief Judge of Fulton Superior Court
Daily Report (sub. required)
June 7, 2015
Drug court graduation a positive step
Cherokee Tribune

Trial costs rack up quickly in felony cases
Gainesville Times
June 5, 2015
DeKalb Chief Magistrate Names New Judges
Daily Report (sub. required)


June 4, 2015
Jacobs Sworn In as DeKalb State Court Judge
Daily Report (sub. required)


June 2, 2015
Carlton Fields Partner to be New Magistrate Judge
Daily Report (sub. required)


Clayton County State Court now offers e-filing


June 1, 2015
Doyle to Become Chief Judge at Time of Big Changes, Challenges
Daily Report (sub. required)


2015 Judicial News Archives