Georgia Courts

Judicial Council and AOC Honored for 40 Years of Service

 Judicial Council and AOC Honored for 40 Years of Service

Atlanta, GA — The Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts were recently commended by both houses of the Georgia General Assembly for their 40-year commitment to the efficient and fair administration of justice in Georgia's courts.

HR 143 and SR 165 recognize that “during the past four decades, the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts have pursued their mission to ensure consistency in the statewide court system, to improve court operations, and to enhance communication among Georgia's judiciary.”

HR 143 was sponsored by Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-7) and Rep. Wendall Willard (R-51).  SR 165 was sponsored by Sen. John D. Crosby (R-13), Sen. Jesse Stone (R-23), Sen. Josh McKoon (R-29), Sen. Bill Jackson (R-24), Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-46), Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-53), Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R-14), Sen. Charlie Bethel (R-54), Sen. John Albers (R-56), Sen. Jack Murphy (R-27), Sen. Burt Jones (R-25), Sen. Tommie Williams (R-19), Sen. Buddy Carter (R-1), Sen. Steve Henson (D-41), Sen. Renee S. Unterman (R-45), Sen. William T. Ligon, Jr. (R-3), Sen. Curt Thompson (D-5), Sen. Frank Ginn (R-47), Sen. Butch Miller (R-49), Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R-52), Sen. Jason Carter (D-42), Sen. Bill Heath (R-31), Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-16), Sen. Cecil Staton (R-18), and Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-37).

The Judicial Council of Georgia and Administrative Office of the Courts were established in 1973 to provide support services to the courts of Georgia.  The members of the first Judicial Council were sworn in on May 4, 1973, and the Administrative Office of the Courts began its work on July 1, 1973.