Georgia Council
of Court Administrators

Established 1997


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  • January 07, 2015 9:22 AM | Tracy BeMent (Administrator)

    The 2014 award goes to the Cobb County Superior Court's Family Law Workshop.  For more information, please see  Program of the Year Awards

  • March 10, 2014 10:46 AM | Cheston Roney

    The J.W. Fanning Institute published an article on the Athens Peer Court winning the program of the year award. 

     

    https://www.fanning.uga.edu/pressroom/press-releases/201403/athens-peer-court-named-2013-program-year

  • September 18, 2013 2:08 PM | Cheston Roney

    The new executive board for 2014 are listed below.  

    Officers

    President
    Cheston Roney
    Court Administrator
    Sandy Springs Municipal Court
    croney@sandyspringsga.gov

    President-Elect
    Brad Butler
    Court Administrator
    Conasauga Circuit
    bbutler@whitfieldcountyga.com

    Vice President
    Tracy BeMent
    District Court Administrator
    10th Judicial Administrative District
    TJBeMent@gmail.com

    Immediate Past President
    Edwin T. Bell, MBA
    Deputy Court Administrator
    Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
    etbell@dekalbcountyga.gov

    Secretary
    Jeff West
    Gwinnett County
    jeff.west@gwinnettcounty.com

    Treasurer
    Yolanda Lewis
    District Court Administrator
    5th Judicial District, Atlanta Circuit
    yolanda.lewis@fultoncountyga.gov

    Board Members

    Lynn Ansley
    Circuit Court Administrator
    Superior Court of Southwestern Judicial Circuit
    lynnswjc@gmail.com

    Tracy Johnson
    Director, 6th District ADR Program
    tjohnson@adr6th.org
    Kelly Bush
    Court Financial Administrator
    Henry County Courts
    kbelcastro@co.henry.ga.us

     

    Joy Williams
    Chief Clerk of Court
    Norcross Municipal Court
    joy.williams@norcrossga.net

    Matthew Sorenson
    Superior and State Court Administrator
    Clayton County
    matt.sorensen@co.clayton.ga.us

    Taylor Jones
    Director
    Piedmont Circuit Specialty Courts
    tayvjones@gmail.com

  • September 16, 2013 9:35 AM | GCCA (Administrator)
    As voted by the membership at the September 10, 2013 business meeting, the bylaws were amended.

  • July 23, 2013 3:19 PM | Cheston Roney

    GCCA is now accepting nominations for the 2013 program of the year award.  If you have started a new program or implementing any processes that has improved the court system to those whom the court serves, let us know.

    Please remit all nominations before September 1, 2013.  The nominations should include the following:

    1. Cover Letter.  The cover letter should not be more than two pages in length, should briefly state the purpose and the success of the program.

    2. Program Submissions.  The program submissions should not be more than five (5) pages in length, and should include the following:

    · An explanation of the existing process and problem.

    · An outline target group.

    · List of the team members who worked on process or project.

    · Describe solutions and alternative solutions (if appropriate).

    · Describe program details.

    3. Nominations will be evaluated on the following:

    a. Transferability of Programs

    b. Uniqueness of Program - Creativity / Innovation

    c. Durability of Program

    d. Goals met in Program

    e. Cost Analysis – “Bang for the Buck”

    Please remember to submit only programs that have actually been implemented and evaluated.  The winner will be announced at the Fall Conference. 

    Please mail or e-mail award submissions to: 

    Cheston Roney

    GCCA Court Program Award

    7840 Roswell Road, Building 500

    Sandy Springs, GA 30350

    croney@sandyspringsga.gov

     

  • July 01, 2013 3:14 PM | GCCA (Administrator)
    GCCA always needs involved members to declare their candidacy for the Executive Board and for the open Officer positions.  Come and join our team of professionals

  • March 12, 2013 9:49 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    Welcome to the website of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.  I am honored to serve as the 2012-2013 President of this fine organization.  Our members represent every class of court in

    Georgia and have been either appointed or elected to the offices that they hold.  Having been trusted by the judges we assist and serve, our members collectively bring well rounded experiences and ideas to the organization.  Some fifteen years ago, a group of court administrators from across the state got together and decided to form their own council, similar to the ones that were already in existence for the judges in our state.  This group of administrators had the foresight to understand that in order to continue operating our courts in the most efficient and effective manner possible, the leaders charged with the day-to-day management of the courts would require ongoing training.  They also knew that the only way to collectively share promising trends and best practices was in a professional environment of their peers that shared similar understandings as to the unique challenges of working in a non-unified judicial system.  Through the hard work and dedication of these court leaders, our Council was formed and established by state statute in O.C.G.A. 15-5-100 during the 1997 Georgia General Assembly.  Our council’s purpose, as expressed in state law, is summarized below:

    “It shall be the purpose of the council to effectuate the responsibilities conferred upon it by law, to further the improvement of the courts and the administration of justice, to assist the court administrators and managers throughout the state in the execution of their duties, and to promote and assist in the training of court administrators, managers, and support personnel.”

    To that end, we provide the professional forum necessary for our members so that they may communicate with peers, judges, legislators and others who share an interest in the effective administration of justice.  Our council provides education and training opportunities for its members and promotes the professionalism of court management throughout the state of Georgia . 


    Unlike all other council’s in Georgia , we have no state budget for paid staff and rely entirely on the tireless efforts of member volunteers.  We are only as successful as those that are willing to serve and we can never have enough volunteers willing to lend a helping hand!


    I am committed to continuing our push for the professional development of our profession and am willing to help individuals in any way possible.

    Feel free to reach out to me or to any member of the Executive Committee.  We look forward to talking to you soon!


    Edwin T. Bell
    President

  • February 06, 2013 10:30 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    We are pleased to offer a joint membership with the National Association for Court Management (NACM). If you join both organizations, you get a $25 reduction from each organization. That is, renew/join GCCA for $50 and NACM for $100 and save a total of $50! If you are currently a member of NACM, please indicate that on your application/renewal and we will verify your membership status with NACM. When you get your next renewal notice for NACM, you will be eligible for the reduced dual-membership rate.

    See how Georgia compares with other states for membership in NACM!

  • January 30, 2013 12:08 PM | GCCA (Administrator)

    GCCA President Edwin Bell has received approval of GCCA's offiicial state seal.

  • January 28, 2013 2:16 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    All of the new officers and executive committee members are below.

    Officers

    President
    Edwin T. Bell, MBA
    Deputy Court Administrator
    Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
    etbell@dekalbcountyga.gov

    President-Elect
    Cheston Roney
    Court Administrator
    Sandy Springs Municipal Court
    croney@sandyspringsga.gov

    Vice President
    Brad Butler
    Court Administrator
    Conasauga Circuit
    bbutler@whitfieldcountyga.com

    Immediate Past President
    Philip Boudewyns
    Court Administrator
    Gwinnett County Judicial Circuit
    Phil.Boudewyns@gwinnettcounty.com

    Secretary
    Dawn Childress
    Circuit Court Administrator
    Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit
    DMChildress@forsythco.com

    Treasurer
    Tracy Bement
    District Court Administrator
    10th Judicial Administrative District
    TracyBement@co.clarke.ga.us

    Board Directors

    Yolanda Lewis
    District Court Administrator
    5th Judicial District, Atlanta Circuit
    yolanda.lewis@fultoncountyga.gov

    Jeff West
    Gwinnett County
    jeff.west@gwinnettcounty.com

    Lynn Ansley
    Circuit Court Administrator
    Superior Court of Southwestern Judicial Circuit
    lynnswjc@gmail.com

    Tracy Johnson
    Director, 6th District ADR Program
    tjohnson@adr6th.org
    Kelly Bush
    Court Financial Administrator
    Henry County Courts
    kbelcastro@co.henry.ga.us

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