Georgia Council
of Court Administrators

Established 1997


Revised for 2018

GCCA Merit Award for Outstanding Service in Court Management

GCCA’s newest individual award--the Merit Award--will be presented at the 2018 Fall conference to recognize a member’s distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the profession of court administration and the judicial system by professionals in the state of Georgia.

The Awards committee will consider all outstanding qualities of nominees in making its’ recommendation including exemplified professional proficiency, service to the profession, and service to the community, state, and nation. The individual must also meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of GCCA; and
  • Must have received a 40 hour certificate or greater which is in good standing.

The ideal recipient is a person whose work reflects a dedication to the ideals embodied in GCCA and its purpose.

GCCA Merit Award Nomination Form (PDF).pdf

Program of the Year

The spring newsletter advertises the program of the year award. Applications are accepted through September 1st. The awards committee decides the criteria and picks a winner which is announced at the fall conference. A plaque is given, either at the fall conference or at a time and place of the winner's choosing.

GCCA Program Award Nominations Form (PDF)


Bill Herndon Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is for a person who has made a significant contribution to the profession of court management. Nominations are not advertised, members submit letters of nomination as they feel appropriate.

Bill Herndon (LLB '52) of Marietta died Jan. 3. A World War II veteran, Herndon practiced law for many years in Cobb County and in 2002, was the first recipient of the William Barclay Herndon Award, named for him for his service to the courts and given by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.

Georgia Council of Court Administrators

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Atlanta, GA 30334-5900
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