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  • September 10, 2018 10:54 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Message from the President

    Attached is the Supreme Court decision in the Withers vs. Schroeder case. As you may recall, Mr. Schroeder sued DeKalb County Recorder’s Court after a clerical error resulted in Mr. Schroeder’s arrest and incarceration. The case was heard in DeKalb County Superior Court and dismissed.

    However, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal and directed the DeKalb County Judge to reinstate a number of Schroeder’s claims. The panel ruled that Judge Withers and her court administrator were not entitled to judicial and official immunity, as they had been negligent in executing specific administrative duties.

    In a decision issued today, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that both Judge Withers and Court Administrator Thompson were immune from suit based on judicial immunity and quasi-judicial immunity, respectively. 

    We are both relieved and thankful that the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of judicial immunity for not only judges, but also court staff acting at the judge’s direction in fulfilling judicial functions.

    Yours in service,

    Tracy

    Withers v Schroeder Supreme Court Decision.pdf

  • May 14, 2018 9:19 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Register for the NACM fun run and bootcamp for $20 and get a free t-shirt:

    http://nacmconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/NACM_AC_2018_Activity_Reg_Form-NACM.pdf 

    Or just get the t-shirt alone for $20 via pre-order:

    http://nacmconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tshirtorderform.pdf

    All proceeds support scholarships for attendees to NACM conferences.


  • May 01, 2018 11:16 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    The Judicial Council of Georgia is seeking comment on proposed policies and fees for court reporting in civil cases.  The comment period begins May 1, 2018 and ends on June 14, 2018.  For more information, please see the linked press release below:

    Press Release for Policies and Fees for Civil Cases (CRMC).pdf

  • March 14, 2018 10:59 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Registration for NACM's Annual Conference is now open: http://nacmconference.org/

    The conference is in Atlanta, July 22-26, 2018.  We hope you will consider joining other court management professionals from all over the country at this national conference.  The theme for this year's conference is Mind the Gap: The Power of Active Engagement.

    Also, don't forget, as the host state, GCCA is looking for volunteers for the NACM conference.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let Will Simmons know.  A list of volunteer opportunities can be accessed at the link below:

    2018 NACM Annual Conference Volunteer Events.pdf

  • March 05, 2018 1:16 PM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    GCCA Members,

    As you know, NACM's Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, from July 22-26, 2018, and we need your support!

    Attached is a list of volunteer opportunities; please take a look and let Will Simmons know if you are willing to help out. 

    2018 NACM Annual Conference Volunteer Events.pdf

    Thank you!

  • March 03, 2018 11:26 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    ICM INSTITUTE FOR COURT MANAGEMENT

    Registration is now open for:

    Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts

    2 and ½ day training program

          Date: April 16, 2018 – April 18, 2018

         Location: Hampton Inn & Suites

    3954 River Place Drive

    Macon, Georgia 31210

    478-803-5000

    Those GCCA members with at least 40 CE hours will be given first opportunity

      for the limited registration slots available.  Registration may be completed on the GCCA website.

    Lodging is available beginning April 15, 2018 at a group rate of $125/night.

    Please contact the Hampton Inn & Suites to reserve your room.

    Registration for the class is free to participants.  Participant/Employer is responsible for lodging/per diems/travel.


  • March 03, 2018 10:38 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)
    In celebration of Law Day, the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts, Georgia Council of Court Administrators, and the Georgia Department of Education are pleased to announce our annual coloring/poster contest.


    The contest is open to all private, public, and homeschool students in Georgia. Submissions will be judged based on the category in which they participate (Coloring for Pre-K - 2nd Grade, 3rd - 5th Grade; Original poster: Middle School and High School). The top three entrants in each category will receive trophies. First place winners will receive a $20 gift card.

    Deadline for entries is March 30, 2018. Please feel free to share with teachers in your area.

    Click this link for additional information: http://georgiacourts.gov/content/2018-law-day-coloringposter-contest


  • February 28, 2018 9:14 AM | Jeff West (Administrator)

    Salary: Commensurate with Experience

    Position Expires: March 22, 2019

    The individual in this position is responsible for the overall management of the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating, organizing, supervising and the management of the various case processing activities of the court. Providing direction to a group of managers engaged in multiple activities related to the area of leadership responsibility; establishing operating policies; providing management coaching and guidance; building relationships across department, in addition to City organizations as needed; and managing court budget.


    Continue reading here...


  • February 22, 2018 11:16 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    The 2018 Fall Conference will be held October 22-24, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel.  This year's theme will focus on operational management and include topics on infrastructure and support, access and direct services, and programs and special services.

    We are excited to debut a new conference schedule stretching our conference from the customary two-and-a-half day format to three full days.  We plan to kick things off with a welcome reception the evening of Sunday, October 21.  Conference sessions will begin the morning of Monday, October 22, and conclude the evening of Wednesday, October 24.  Tuesday will be a half day to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy some time in Savannah.  Please note on the attached draft agenda, we are planning a social event and closing ceremonies on Wednesday evening.

    GCCA 2018 Fall Conference Draft Agenda.pdf

    You may now reserve your hotel room for the conference at the following link:

    Book your group rate for the Georgia Council of Court Administrators

    * Be sure to reserve your room through Wednesday evening to check out on Thursday so not to miss the closing activities.

    Conference registration will begin on May 1.  We hope you plan to attend this fall!


  • February 21, 2018 2:14 PM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Our sponsors and exhibitors help GCCA provide quality educational programs and conference experiences for our members, and we are very grateful for their loyal support in the past.  We have restructured our sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities for the 2018 Fall Conference to increase their value and impact.

    You can find out more about the sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities by clicking the following link: GCCA Fall Conference Sponsorship Opps 2018.pdf

    Registration for Diamond-level sponsors and special sponsorship opportunities opens on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.  

    The full sponsor/exhibitor registration schedule is as follows:

    • Diamond Sponsor Registration opens on February 23, 2018
    • Platinum Sponsor Registration opens on March 9, 2018
    • Gold Sponsor Registration opens on March 23, 2018
    • Silver Sponsor Registration opens on April 6, 2018
    • Bronze Sponsor Registration opens on April 20, 2018
    • Exhibitor Registration opens on April 27, 2018
    • Special Sponsorship Opportunities Registration opens on February 23, 2018
    • All Sponsorship/Exhibitor Registrations close on June 29, 2018

    Click here to register as a sponsor/exhibitor.

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