Georgia Courts

2013 Judicial News Archives
December 30, 2013
Brown wraps up 18 years as judge
Macon Telegraph


DUI Court receives $29K grant
Rockdale News
DeKalb Judge Becker runs tight ship (sub. required)
Juvenile justice reforms to take effect in Georgia (sub. required)
December 26, 2013
Program gives second chance to struggling vets
December 19, 2013
BOC approves grant application for specialty courts
Barrow County News


December 17, 2013
Probate court holds coast drive
Rockdale News


December 16, 2013
Carroll County could add new judge
Times Georgian


December 15, 2013
New traffic bureau means cheaper financial penalty for tickets
Augusta Chronicle


December 6, 2013
Parenting program to aid courts
Rockdale News
December 5, 2013
Randy Rich, State Court of Gwinnett County, write trial problems
Georgia State College of Law
December 4, 2013
OBITUARY: Judge Elliott A. Shoenthal
McMillian reflects, with tips, on year as appellate judge
Daily Report (sub. required)
Notes from the Senate
Forest Blade (Swainsboro)
November 29, 2013
Georgia relaxes access to Juvenile Court
Clayton News Daily
Struggling veterans may get help with grant
Gainesville Times
November 28, 2018
Public, media access to Clayton courts vital, judges say
Clayton News Daily
Public access to courts vital for transparency
Henry Herald
November 25, 2013
DeKalb celebrate adoptions
NCJFCJ Selects 16 courts sites to participate in its School pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project
November 24, 2013
Georgia Democrats, civil rights groups try to thwart White House deal on judges
November 22, 2013
Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Honored
Gainesville Times
Chief Justice Thompson elected to Mercer University Board of Trustees
November 19, 2013
GA Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments at Mercer
Macon Telegraph
November 15, 2013
Child advocates win fight to open juvenile courts
November 13, 2013
Augustan is First Asian American Judge appointed to Georgia Court of Appeals
November 12, 2013
Phil Brown, Bibb chief judge set to retire at the end of 2013
Macon Telegraph
November 11, 2013
Lessons learned from superior court finalists
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Fulton courts unfold civil records into unified system
Daily Report (sub. required)
November 7, 2013
Bilingual judge to serves city of Port Wentworth
La Voz Latina
Entry denied: Georgians sue for courtroom access
November 5, 2013
OBITUARY: Judge Charles Mikell
Savannah Morning News
November 4, 2013
Two counties agree to keep courthouses open
October 31, 2013
Summit focuses on teen domestic violence
Covington News
Trailblazer bids farewell
October 30, 2013
Emotional Judge John Allen honored as he leaves superior court bench
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
October 21, 2013
Putting delinquent children in system sometimes leads to more crimes
Rome News-Tribune
New Bibb court to be established for veterans
Macon Telegraph
October 18, 2013
Asians make strides in state legal system
Augusta Chronicle
October 17, 2013
Colleagues remember Judge Charles Carnes
Daily Report (sub. required)
Charles L. Carnes, 86: Judged by his service to others
Court of Appeals judges preside in Augusta
Augusta Chronicle
MIlledgeville court program to assist rehab patients
New court program lends helping hand to parents addicted to drugs
Macon Telegraph
Columbus Drug Court celebrates largest graduating class
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Juvenile justice reform pays
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
October 16, 2013

 MIddle Georgia federal court to remain open amid shutdown
Macon Telegraph
October 15, 2013
Blacks lack presence on federal appellate court
Miami Herald
October 14, 2013
Juvenile Justice reform could save taxpayers money
Augusta Chronicle
Judges appoint Crawford Chief Magistrate
Macon Telegraph
OBITUARY - Former Judge Joseph Cheeley, Jr.
Gwinnett Daily Post
October 10, 2013
Chief Justice Thompson honored by Catholic attorneys
The Georgia Bulletin

View from the bench
Rockdale News
October 8, 2013
Darden begins term as chief judge
Daily Report (sub. required)
October 5, 2013
Board works to give teens in foster care a solid foundation
Cherokee Tribune
Two graduate from Coweta DUI court
Newnan Times Herald
October 4, 2013
Habersham dedicates new judicial center
Access North Georgia
September 27, 2013
Georgia justice showing increasingly diverse face
September 25, 2013
Lawsuit filed over unauthorized court costs
Legal community creates mutual support email network
Daily Report (sub. required)
Transforming the "Bench Box" judge
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
NAACP to Honor Judge Horace Johnson, Jr.
Covington News
September 19, 2013
New law to alter juvenile justice
Albany Herald
September 18, 2013
Circuit could get additional Superior Court Judge
Times-Georgian (Carrollton)
Magistrate court preparing to change locations
Chatsworth Times
Superior court jury duty changes
Chatsworth Times
Doing 'the impossible to change'
LaGrange News
September 17, 2013
Judicial Council says Waycross needs fourth Superior Court judge
John Sognier: War Hero, Judge, Mentor, Friend
Daily Report (sub. required)
Fulton court helps veterans
Daily Report (sub. required)
September 16, 2013
Judicial Council agrees to ask for $1.7M in next budget
Daily Report (sub. required)
Thompson: Reforms are working

New judge approved for Coweta Circuit
Newnan Times-Herald
September 15, 2013
Drug court graduates credit program with saving lives
Daily Citizen (Dalton)
September 12, 2013
Juvenile Justice Reform is strong public safety and fiscal policy
September 11, 2013
Judge demands the Governor not create all-white bench
Daily Report (sub. required)
September 6, 2013
Burton gets juvenile court appointment
September 5, 2013
County to bear cost of juvenile justice reform
Gwinnett Daily Post
Averett sworn-in as associate juvenile court judge
Daily Tribune News (Cartersville)
Judge Irwin to hear GA Supreme Court Case
Rockdale News
September 3, 2013
Thompson Looks Ahead
Daily Report (sub. required)
Giving justice an Asian America face in Georgia
Judge John Allen retirement: Allen defies odds with distinguished legal career
Columbus Ledger Enquirer
Cherokee BoC to recognize long-time court employee
Cherokee Tribune
September 1, 2013
County's state court modernized, fully functional
Eatonton Messenger
Saving at-risk kids
Newnan Times Herald
Muscogee County Superior Court Judge John Allen to retire
Columbus Leder Enquirer
August 29, 2013
JQC to judges: keep courts open
Daily Report (sub. required)
August 27, 2013
Specialty courts look to become model programs
Barrow County News

Justices to test recusal rules
Daily Report (sub. required)
Fulton seeks to cut justice costs
August 26, 2013
Georgia's 40 Under 40 - Justice Keith Blackwell
Daily Report (sub. required)
Towaliga Juidical Circuit Parental Accountability Court
Jackson Progress-Argus
Juvenile court gets grant for family therapy program
Newnan Times-Herald
August 23, 2013
Former county judge gets his own day
Albany leaders and residents honor Chief Judge Phipps
Should judges let kids in courts
Daily Report (sub. required)
August 22, 2013
Judges Retool Recording Ban
Daily Report (sub. required)
Town hall to focus on wills
Albany Herald
August 20, 2013
Judge Hilliard steps down from Roswell Municipal Court
No black men on jury in baby murder trial
Courthouse News Service
August 16, 2013
Mariettan Harris Hines sworn in as presiding judge of Georgia Supreme Court
Marietta Daily Journal
August 15, 2013
Meet Georgia's New Top Judge
Walker leaving office in midterm
Clayton Daily News
August 7, 2013
Superior Court Judges Want Cellphone Recording Ban
Daily Report (sub. required)
August 5, 2013
New juvenile codes create better support for at-risk youth
Cherokee Tribune
August court, client work leads to state honor
August Chronicle
August 1, 2013
Teens learn realities of law at forum
Gainesville Times
Chief federal appeals court judge to step down
Montgomery Advertiser
July 31, 2013
Ceremony for Juvenile Justice Center
July 30, 2013
Does larger jury pool let unwanted jurors sneak through cracks?
Closed Sneiderman courtroom raises eyebrows Daily Report (sub. required)
Hanson swapping suit for robe as new judegship beckons Macon Telegraph
July 26, 2013
The Singing Judge: Vi Bennett Daily Report (sub. required)
July 23, 2013
Governor's Office for Children & Families Awards $ for Local Juvenile Courts
Veterans' Court: Fulton Focus
July 20, 2013
Judge Peggy Walker talks new national leadership role Douglas Sentinel
Governor appoints second Bibb State Court Judge Macon Telegraph
Simonton appointed as senior judge Griffin Daily News
July 16, 2013
State's new system "casts a wider net" for county jury lists
Daily Report (sub. required)
July 15, 2013
Teske names 2013 Toll Fellow
Clayton News Daily
July 10, 2013
Cowen elected president of council Clayton News Daily
A career in court reporting FOX5 Atlanta
July 9, 2013
Work begins on new Forsyth County courthouse Forsyth News
July 5, 2013
Judge Phipps' Long Road  Daily Report (sub. required)
July 3, 2013
New judge, same problems at DeKalb traffic court

July 2, 2013
Nine set for interview for new Bibb State Court judgeship  Macon Telegraph
Judge helps start student drug program Daily Report (sub. required)
Evidence-based treatment works for Georgia's courts Center for Public Integrity
July 1, 2013
Houston judge to serve on Georgia Supreme court Macon Telegraph
Sentencing Reform among laws taking effect today Savannah Morning News
Justin S. Anand: US Magistrate Judge in "Deep South" India West
June 27, 2013
Goss selected as 2013 Toll Fellow Albany Herald
Grants from state to fund new courts Forsyth News
Fulton County creates new deputy chief position Neighborhood News
June 26, 2013
Griffin Circuit testing Summary Jury Trial Thomaston Times
Fulton courts cancel many calendars Daily Report (sub. required)
June 25, 2013
Cobb's new Mental Health Court gets going AJC
Guest judges help ease Hall County Superior Court's caseload Gainesville Times
June 24, 2013
As State Court cases fall, questions fly over number of judges AJC
Courthouse weddings offer simplicity, cost savings Macon Telegraph
June 21, 2013
As Prisions Squeeze Budgets, GOP Rethinks Crime Focus Wall Street Journal 
Juvenile Judge promises "pain" then "gain" in overhaul Daily Report (sub. required)
June 20, 2013
Crawford Magistrate Court reopens after judge appointed Macon Telegraph
June 18, 2013
OBITUARY: Senior Judge William Towson Macon Telegraph
June 17, 2013
Chatham County braces for juvenile justice reform cost Savannah Morning News
June 13, 2013
New Augusta traffic bureau proposed Augusta Chronicle
Newest Cherokee County judge sworn-in Canton-Sixes Patch
State to pay most Douglas County DUI court startup costs Douglas Neighbor
Family Drug Dependency Court gets grant Douglasville Patch
June 12, 2013
Mental health court opens Marietta Daily Journal
Justice Center named for former Superior Court Judge Cherokee Tribune
Georgia Appellate Court clarifies what it takes for emergency guardianship Lexology
June 10, 2013
Seventeen lawyers nominated for new Bibb State Court judgeship Macon Telegraph
Fulton consolidates jury pools Daily Report (sub. required)
Judge Yvette Miller selected for legal award Macon Telegraph
Judge Juanita Stedman Recieves Accountability Court Award Marietta Daily Journal
Forsyth State Court Judge Honored Cartersville Daily Tribune
Cherokee County Assoc. Probate Court Judge Honored Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch
Deal getting it right on criminal justice reform Newnan Times-Herald
June 7, 2013
Reed continues blast on Fulton County
June 6, 2013
Drug court sends message we can all appreciate Newnan Times Herald
June 5, 2013
Judge Victoria Darrisaw speaks to professional women's forum
State grant to fund county DUI/drug court coordinator LaGrange News
June 4, 2013
Some juvenile court judges feel left out of reforms
Cobb Mental Health Court Mixes Therapy with Justice Daily Report (sub. required)
OBITUARY:  Judge Edward Carriere, Jr.
OBITUARY: Judge Lamar Knight Times-Georgian
June 3, 2013
Judge Forsling Resigns, 'Ready For A New Stage' Daily Report (sub. required)
New court reporting model to begin Monday Savannah Morning News
It's Time For U.S. Courts To Consider Service Of Process By Social Media Daily Report (sub. required)
Junior Judges Fret Over Appeals Court Time Constraints Daily Report (sub. required)
May 31, 2013
Drug court offers new start Newnan Times Herald
May 30, 2013
Augusta Lawyer Named Federal Magistrate Judge Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 28, 2013
Hospital Accuses Judge of Violating Judicial Canons Daily Report
May 23, 2013
After Hours Photos: Investiture Ceremony Daily Report
May 22, 2013
Phipps named Chief Judge Albany Herald
Phipps excellent choice for chief Albany Herald
Judge Carla McMillian, Honorable and Just Fayette Woman
May 21, 2013
Georgia prison population declines Augusta Chronicle
DelCampo, Friends Start Dunwoody Firm in Farmhouse Daily Report
May 20, 2013
What does the court consider in setting child support?
May 18, 2013
Federal Courthouse ceremony welcomes 52 new Americans Gainesville Times
New selection system brings diversity to Douglas Couny juries Douglas County Sentinel
May 17, 2013
Acworth Municipal Judge Honored Acworth Patch
May 17, 2013
Drug Courts Positive Effects on Families and Society
May 15, 2013
Cherokee Judges Recognized at Law Day Event Cherokee Ledger News
Dogs give comfort - and controversy - in court ABC
Drug Court: Addict turns it around and becomes counselor Clayton News Daily
Deal praised for juvenile justice reform Gainesville Times
May 13, 2013
Judge: Laws must keep pace with technology Albany Herald
May 10, 2013
New juvenile justice law positive, saves money Neighborhood News
Federal courts defend judicial conference at Georgia resort AJC
Athens Peer Court receives 2013 Liberty Bell Award Red & Black
Hursey completes judicial education program Effingham Herald
May 9, 2013
Veteran Brooks attorney named to vacant magistrate position Fayette Citizen
May 8, 2013
Bomb threats cose two Georgia courthouses Courthouse News Service
Reforms needed, but will haunt local taxpayers Macon Telegraph
May 7, 2013
Court targets mental illness Forsyth News
An interview with Judge Emory Palmer Times-Georgian (Carrollton)
NAACP honors many at banquet Augusta Chronicle
May 6, 2013
Athens man learns jury duty not just civic duty, it's the law Athens Banner Herald
Chief Justice Hunstein address Clayton Bar Association Clayton News Daily 
Jail/courthouse design takes shape Forsyth News
May 3, 2013
Georgia to lock up fewer young offenders AJC
State's Superior Court Judges elect all women leadership
Juvenile Court Judge: New law will have significant impact Rome News-Tribune
May 2, 2013
Thompson to be high court's next chief justice AJC
A Day at DUI Court: Excuses, Scoldings and a Graduation Daily Report (sub. required)
Deal signs juvenile justice overhaul Thursday Georgia Public Broadcasting
Judge Louisa Abbot serves as President of the Council of Superior Court Judges Savannah Tribune
May 1, 2013
Georgia Chief Justice to speak at Clayton Law Day AJC
Judges say probation restraining order crippling their court Augusta Chronicle
Set more court dates for minor crimes Columbia County News-Times
April 30, 2013
Rockdale wins domestic violence homicide prevention grant Rockdale News
Judge wins high court ruling on salary Daily Report (sub. required)
April 29, 2013
Legal minds welcome Georgia's Justice Reform Gainesville Times
Juvenile justice reforms set to hit high gear in Georgia
Superior court clerk's office wealth of information, services Rome News Tribune
April 26, 2013
Deal signs crime reform bill Marietta Daily Journal
April 24, 2013
Fayette Judge will push for DUI Court Daily Report (sub. required)
County oks first mental health court Marietta Daily Journal
Juvenile Justice Reform hot topic at luncheon Cherokee Tribune
April 23, 2013
Defenders challenge grand jury indictments Savannah Morning News
"Equality for All" Focus for Law Day Albany Herald
April 22, 2013
Judges Crack Under Pressure Daily Report (sub. required)
April 19, 2013
JQC chairman steps down, stays on panel Daily Report (sub. required)
Norman Fletcher honored by UGA Alumni Association Rome News Tribune
April 16, 2013
More justice reform on the way Times-Georgian (Carrollton)
Judge Rumer is fairness personified Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
April 15, 2013
Court rules on public defender conflicts AJC
Cherokee County submits mental health court application Cherokee Tribune
April 11, 2013
Superior Court Judge Rumer designated to serve on case at Georgia Supreme Court Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Probate judge will be elected Tuesday Camden Tribune & Georgian
April 10, 2013
Weaver appointed to judicial watchdog agency AJC
April 8,  2013
Mental Health court will help inmates Covington News
Hall seeks grant to study helping inmates rejoin society Gainesville Times
Law Day 2013: Realizing the Dream - Equality for All Cherokee Tribune
Georgia Program Reopens Foster Care Cold Cases Youth Today
Former addict shares life story with DUI Court grads Clayton News Daily
April 5,  2013
State budget delays funding for new superior court judge Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Three on shortlist for state court judge Fayette Citizen
 April 4, 2013
Judge gives kids fighting chance
 Douglasville Patch
We should support creation of Cobb Mental Health Court  Marietta Daily Journal
Drug court a new start for local youth Walton Tribune
 April 2, 2013
Joe  Bishop honored with service award Albany Herald
 April 1, 2013
W.Va tackles foster care cold cases The Journal (West VA)
Mumford to hear state Supreme Court case today Rockdale Citizen
Mental health court to start in July Newton Citizen
State agencies release domestic violence fatality report Daily Tribune News
Domestic violence by the numbers Newnan Times-Herald
Number of Domestic Violence deaths rising Georgia Public Broadcasting

 March 28, 2013
New bill seeks alternative programs for juveniles WRDW-TV Augusta
Cobb should keep pushing for mental health court Marietta Daily Journal
General Assembly adds new judge Columbus Ledger Enquirer
March 27, 2013
Cobb County Board tables decision on mental health court Marietta Daily Journal

March 26, 2013
Juvenile Justice overhaul adopted AJC
March 25, 2013 
In Georgia, Youth and Adult Lockups have Equal Teen Felony Recidivism   Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
 Chatham County probation services under scrutiny Savannah Morning News
 Local authorities work to protect victims on domestic violence Athens Banner Herald
10 of 12 State Court judges ask for raises Marietta Daily Journal
New Cherokee Drug Court Pushes Rehabilitation, Accountability Canton-Sixes Patch
March 22, 2013 
Judiciary ready on e-filing, lacks only funding  Daily Report (sub. required)
 Republicans urge raise for Fulton Judges AJC
 Georgia's Foster Care Youth See Improved Permanency Outcomes Youth Today
 Pioneering judge honored for decades of service CrossRoads News
March 21, 2013 
Celebrating Women’s History Month: Judge Tammy Stokes  Savannah Tribune
 DUI-Drug Court gears up in Douglas County Douglas County Sentinel
March 20, 2013 
Georgia can lead again on juvenile justice reform Marietta Daily Journal

March 19, 2013 
Overhauling Juvenile Justice Rockdale News
Summit highlights need for foster families Rome News-Tribune
Finding public records is not that difficult Rome News-Tribune
Field to be named for Nix Marietta Daily Journal
March 18, 2013 
House budget doesn't fund electronic filing Daily Report (sub. required)
Georgia tries to steer more juveniles toward help AJC
Rockdale County targets domestic homicide Georgia Public Broadcasting
DUI Court commemorates 10 years in Hall County Access North Georgia
Landmark Gideon ruling marks 50th anniversary AJC
March 15, 2013 
Parental Accountability Court saves $250,000 in incarceration costs Henry Daily Herald
First Amendment Foundation honors Chief Justice Hunstein
Probate Judge addresses Lions Club Savannah Morning News
March 14, 2013 
Bibb State Court to get second judge to tackle growing case load Macon Telegraph
Bill to all guns in court draws opposition Daily Report (sub. required)
March 12, 2013 
Judge Cynthia Wright talks about gun bill, 8 years after Fulton County shootings
This judge earned his place at the table Macon Telegraph
EDITORIAL: This isn't funny Rome News-Tribune
March 11, 2013 
Bill to OK firearms in court surprises judges Daily Report (sub. required)
March 8, 2013 
Court-related bills are moving easily through Legislature Daily Report (sub. required)
Progress in Georgia, and the people agree Youth Today
JQC chair prompted deal Daily Report (sub. required)
March 7, 2013 
Georgia judge settles ethics case AJC
A judge's perspective Savannah Morning News
Unhappy taxpayers have their day in court Rockdale Citizen
March 6, 2013 
Family drug court grant proposal moves forward Milledgeville Union Recorder
Grady County judge agrees to 60 day suspension Daily Report (sub. required)
March 5, 2013 
Clayton Juvenile Program becomes model for state AJC
March 4, 2013 
Judicial diversity aids legitimacy Daily Report (sub. required)
In Georgia, the Right and the Left Coming together over Juvenile Justice Reform Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
March 3, 2013 
Local leaders happy with juvenile justice reform so far Gainesville Times
March 2, 2013 
Retired Rockdale Probate Judge Honored Rockdale News
March 1, 2013 
Georgia House approves juvenile justice overhaul AJC
Area judge to serve on bench for GA. Supreme Court Cherokee Tribune
Probate race heats up Tribune & Georgian
Dougherty Co. Juvenile Cases Decrease
February 28, 2013 
Former Chief Justice is remembered for raising the bar Daily Report (sub. required) 
Harold Clarke, former state Supreme Court justice, dies AJC
February 26, 2013 
EDITORIAL: Delinquent in funding Rome News-Tribune
New Gwinnett magistrate selected Gwinnett Daily Post
February 25, 2013 
Accountabilities court an alternative for drug offenders Jackson Progress-Argus
February 24, 2013 
Armed robbery in Georgia: Unequal justice AJC
Grant jump starts new Rockdale Drug Court Rockdale News
Athens Judge Patricia Barron overcame obstacles in path to success Athens Banner Herald
What the courts sees Augusta Chronicle
Advocates focus on foster needs Gainesville Times
 February 23, 2013 
House to take up juvenile court bill Rome News Tribune
February 22, 2013 
Judge: Courts should be open Daily Report (sub. required) 
Judge: Keep courtroom doors open AJC
Danielsville hires new municipal court judge Madison Journal
February 20, 2013 
Athens judge owes his life to Lincoln, and it’s all in writing AJC
 Juvenile justice overhaul moving at Georgia Capitol Athens Banner Herald
 February 19, 2013 
Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation Could Save Taxpayers Millions
Juvenile justice overhaul moving at Georgia Capitol Athens Banner Herald
February 18, 2013 
New balanced jury pools causing Georgia courts problems
More courtrooms, more judge means criminal cases closed faster Augusta Chronicle
Start estate planning early, says Probate Judge Rome News-Tribune
February 17, 2013 
More courtrooms, judges mean cases closed quicker in Richmond County Superior Court in 2012 Augusta Chronicle
February 15, 2013 
Changes could be in store for mandatory minimum sentences AJC
Legislators push to reinstate technology fee Cherokee Tribune
Locals wed in Lawrenceville for Valentine's Day Gwinnett Daily Post
February 14, 2013 
House approves bill expanding gun rights for retired judges AJC
Governor signs wiretap measure into law AJC
Brookhaven swears in its first judges Brookhaven Patch
On lesser criminal offenses Times Georgian (Carrollton)
February 13, 2013 
Courthouse shooting highlights growing risk  Daily Report (sub. required) 
Feared investigator on JQC Columbus Ledger Enquirer
Judge Frank C. Mills named Cherokee "First Citizen" Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch
February 12, 2013 
Hearings soon on Georgia Juvenile Justice Overhaul Juvenile Justice Exchange
Panel addresses gun violence issues Augusta Chronicle 
February 11, 2013 
Leaders keeping eye on juvenile justice reform bill Gainesville Times
 New Glynn State Court judge's foot firmly on the accelerator Florida Times Union
 McNeely awarded Distinguished Alumni award Forest Blade
February 8, 2013 
Hunstein: Juveniles deserve 2nd chances Daily Report (sub. required)
Top judge puts focus on Youth Georgia Public Broadcasting
GA Chief Justice:  Juvenile Justice system at crossroads Albany Herald
As chief, Grubbs shows her 'Brit' Daily Report (sub. required)
February 5, 2013 
Augusta native Carla Wong McMillian didn't plan to be a judge Augusta Chronicle
From postwar lawyer to U.S. Judge, Hill has stories to tell Daily Report (sub. required)
Chief judge may wait before taking senior status AJC
Fighting violence with faith Rockdale News 
GA court says death penalty drug change was legal Columbus Ledger Enquirer
Defendants enter new accountability court Moultrie Observer
February 4, 2013 
Third seat to open on Eleventh Circuit Daily Report (sub. required)
New year means new laws to be mastered Cherokee Tribune
Court's role doesn't end after ruling someone mentally incapable of standing trial Augusta Chronicle
Interview with Judge Bill Hamrick Times Georgian (Carrollton)
February 1, 2013 
Judicial summit to focus on foster children Access North Georgia
 January 31, 2013 
  Judge Gosselin receives prestigious Emory Findley Award Access North Georgia
  Judge settles in to Superior post Daily Report (sub. required) 
  Deal announces judicial appointment in Cobb
 Judges to host summit on justice for children Access North Georgia
 Hall superior court judge honored by peers
January 30, 2013 
 Cherokee Circuit Judges seek supplement increase Cherokee Tribune
January 29, 2013 
 Council's reforms aim to hold juveniles accountable Daily Report (sub. required)
January 28, 2013 
Steady Mather takes helm Daily Report (sub. required)
 Walton Chamber names late Judge Greg Adams Public Servant of the Year Loganville Patch
  January 23, 2013 
Jurists speak for a bigger budget Daily Report (sub. required)
 Georgia courts face money woes Georgia Public Broadcasting
 Women named chief judges for three Gwinnett Courts Gwinnett Daily Post
 10,000 fewer in county jails due to criminal justice reform Florida Times Union
 January 23, 2013 
Chief Judge likes "real world" Daily Report (sub. required)
Mental health court to start in Troup County LaGrange Daily News

January 22, 2013 
New Court of Appeals Judge rode fast track to appointment Daily Report (sub. required)
DUI/Drug Court Receives Grant LaGrange Daily News
Judge Phipps delivers King Day speech Albany Herald   
 January 18, 2013 
Phipps to headline King Day celebration Albany Herald
Key to fixing juvenile problems is parental responsibility Daily Report (sub. required)

January 17, 2013
 Gov. taps Carla Wong McMillian to Court of Appeals Daily Report (sub. required)
 Deal puts first Asian-American on state appellate court AJC
Changes on municipal bench Forsyth News

January 16, 2013
Court to hold parents accountable Covington News

January 15, 2013
Georgia eyes more adult justice reform San Francisco Chronicle
Proposed criminal justice reforms concerning to local sheriffs Macon Telegraph
Protective orders serve purpose, despite reputation Marietta Daily Journal
 January 14, 2013
Tough issues face legislators Augusta Chronicle
Mental health court program starts in Gwinnett AJC
Bibb County Courthouse to be named for late judge Macon Telegraph
Georgia to reconsider sentencing laws Macon Telegraph
January 11, 2013
When protective orders fail
Cobb judges says oversight led to wedding fee collection
Marietta Daily Journal
Too many Grand Jury summons no shows

January 10, 2013
Judge Crawford recognized for community service
Thomaston Times
Judge speaks on benefits of local specialty courts
Barrow County News
Local officials give legislators information on needed, unneeded legislation
Neighborhood Newspaper 
Bubba Lamb trades badge for the bench
January 9, 2013
Courts provide care for mentally ill Daily Report (sub. required)
Serving the community, one person at a time
Swainsboro Forest-Blade
 For drug users, a swift response is the best medicine
New York Times
 Outgoing State Court Judge John Salter honored with portrait
Albany Herald
 Darrisaw Sworn in
Albany Herald
 Bailey endorses accountability court
Elberton Star 
 Rockdale receives $30,000 grant for DUI program
Newton Citizen
January 8, 2013
C. Jean Bolin takes oath as McIntosh State Court judge 
Hall swears in bevy of new officials
Gainesville Times
Judges can't OK wiretaps outside circuit
Macon Telegraph
January 7, 2013
Jane Morrison Sworn in as Fulton County State Judge The GA Voice

January 4, 2013
 Obama renominates Pryor to federal bench AJC
 Court petition contends woman jailed because she can't pay fines Augusta Chronicle

January 3, 2013
 Judge wrote new chapter in state judicial history Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
 Mather is new Fulton State chief judge Daily Report (sub. required)
 Court officials change strategy with 2013 laws
 January 1, 2013
New Georgia DUI laws to take effect Cobb Patch
New state laws could impact your wallet 11alive