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Director's Division

Marla S. Moore, AOC Director

The Director's Division oversees the AOC's work, serving as a liaison between the agency's governing body, the Judicial Council of Georgia, and its divisions and offices. The Director's Division is comprised of Human Resources, Communications, Governmental and Trial Court Liaison, General Counsel, and Budget Development. The director determines priorities, strategy, and direction of the agency and oversees its divisions. Read More


Court Services

Molly JM Perry, Court Services Division Director

The Court Services Division assesses court processes and operations, identifies opportunities for improvement, and proposes innovative solutions for court professionals, judges, and court systems. Read More


Financial Administration

Randy Dennis, Financial Administration Division Director

The Financial Administration Division provides fiscal services for the Judicial Council, AOC, courts, and other judicial branch organizations. Services provided include: payroll administration, budget preparation and management, audit compliance, invoicing, fixed asset management, and accounts receivable and payable. Staff also provides budget data to the Governor and General Assembly on behalf of each Judicial Council budgetary unit.  Read More


Information Technology

Jorge Basto, Information Technology Division Director

The Information Technology Division develops and supports court automation projects including the Child Support E-filing System, the AOC Judicial Information and Customer Portal, local case management and docketing systems for participating Georgia courts, and EXPRESS for e-citation solutions. Staff manages desktop software and equipment, the AOC network, e-mail, websites, and listservs. Read More


Judicial News

Policies and Fees for Court Reporting Services in Criminal Cases
March 18, 2015
Georgia Domestic Violence Deaths Examined, Recommendations Addressed
March 16, 2015
OBITUARY: J. CARLTON LAWSON, former Superior Court Clerk, Emanuel County
Augusta Chronicle


March 14, 2015
New judge joins Coweta Circuit
LaGrange Daily News


Superior Court swears in first female chief magistrate
Marietta Daily Journal


 March 13, 2015
22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achievement List
Daily Report (sub. required)


New Forsyth County Courthouse Dedicated
Forsyth County News
March 11, 2015
Judges discuss ways to better serve military families in court
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Fulton Courthouse to observe moment of silence on 10th anniversary of shootings
Daily Report (sub. required)


March 6, 2015
Chatham County judge to tackle mental competence issues
Savannah Morning News


March 5, 2015
Removing child from home not an easy decision
Oconee Enterprise


March 3, 2015
Georgia's Tax Refund Intercept Program for Unpaid Court Debts 


March 2, 2015
Champion for Change
Covington News


New Cobb County Chief Magistrate Named
East Cobb Patch


February 25, 2015
Judge Lawton Stephens Honored by State Bar
Athens Banner Herald


February 24, 2015
Judicial Council to meet in Atlanta
February 19, 2015
Amnesty program offers a chance to avoid contempt fines
Rome News-Tribune
Phelps named new Superior Court Judge
Madison Journal Today
February 18, 2015
Cobb State Court Sets the State to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary
Daily Report (sub. required)


Drug Court Program Holds Graduation


February 15, 2015
Georgia justice reforms working, report says
Augusta Chronicle


City offers limited chance to get warrant wiped off books
Creative Loafing


February 12, 2015
State Court Judge Nancy Bills honored for decade on bench, 20 years of service
Rockdale News




February 11, 2015
Vets help vets stay out of jail through a unique Fulton County court
Atlanta magazine
February 10, 2015
Judge Meng Lim's Journey to the Georgia Superior Court
Georgia Public Broadcasting


February 9, 2015
Veterans Treatment Court Starting in Coweta
Newnan Times Herald


Risk, Old Wives Tales and Juvenile Justice Reform
National Council on Crime & Delinquency
February 7, 2015
Sakrison sworn in as New Superior Court Judge
Newnan Times Herald


February 6, 2015
Outspoken Judge Wendy Shoob: Cases Stem from Society's Ills
Daily Report (sub. required)


How Ga. Drug Court Saved the Davis Family
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange



February 4, 2015
Rotary Tackles Human Trafficking
Dunwoody Crier
Sakrison chosen as newest Judge on Coweta Circuit
Newnan Times Herald


Charlton's own Brooks named newest judge
Charlton County Herald


Phelps named as next superior court judge
Elberton Star


New Magistrate Judge Takes Office
Canton-Sixes Patch


Federal court gets a new magistrate
Brunswick News


January 31, 2015
Chatham speciality court helps families find stability
Savannah Morning News


January 30, 2015
States Reinvests in Juvenile Justice
National Conference of State Legislatures


January 26, 2015
DeKalb Judge Shares Thoughts on Accountability Courts, Diversity
Daily Report (sub. required)


January 7, 2015
Judge pleased with progress of Veterans Court participants
January 2, 2015
Rebuilding to Start Soon on Burned Courthouse
Daily Report (sub. required)


January 1, 2015
Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson named one of 100 Most Influential Georgians
Georgia Trend
December 20, 2014
Chatham County judges making justice swifter for major crimes
Savannah Morning News


December 19, 2014
Bucci forsees heavy workload for newest Superior Court judge
Neighbor Newspaper - Paulding County


December 17, 2014
DeKalb County Recorder's Court is largest e-court in state
New Magistrate Court system assists self-represented litigants
Savannah Morning News
December 16, 2014
DeKalb County judge appointed to state judicial council
December 15, 2014
OBITUARY: Judge Watson White
Marietta Daily Journal
December 12, 2014
Three states lead the way for Juvenile Justice reforms
Pew Charitable Trusts


December 11, 2014
McDaniel sworn in as superior court judge
Valdosta today



December 9, 2014
Lim sworn in as newest superior court judge
Polk Fish Wrap


Probate Judges Announce Scholarship Contest


December 8, 2014
Governor Names One, Receives Nominess for Two Seats
Daily Report (sub. required)


December 5, 2014
Judge Patricia Barron receives faculty medallion at conference
Athens Banner Herald


December 3, 2014
Drug Free Coalition honors retiring Juvenile Court Judge
Gainesville Times
JNC recommends candidates for Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit


December 2, 2014
Deal appoints Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge
December 1, 2014
Macon Telegraph
2014 Judicial News Archives