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On May 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Georgia approved a revised Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct, which updates and clarifies the ethical standards that Georgia judges and judicial candidates must follow. It is the first comprehensive revision of the Code in 21 years.
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By Ashley G. Stollar, Communications/Outreach Specialist II

On March 11, 2005, a tragedy at the Fulton County Courthouse left the judicial community in the state and around the nation stunned.  Judge Rowland Barnes and Court Reporter Julie Brandau lost their lives in a courtroom at the Fulton County Courthouse. Deputy Hoyt Teasley and US Customs Agent David Wilhelms were also killed as Brian Nichols, an inmate awaiting trial, escaped from the Courthouse. Deputy Cynthia Hall sustained brain injuries as Nichols wrested away her gun.
 
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By Ashley G. Stollar, Communications/Outreach Specialist II

Ms. Marla S. Moore, Director of the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts, announced her plans to retire at the April 23 Judicial Council meeting.  In July 2009, Ms. Moore was unanimously selected by the Judicial Council to oversee the work of its Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
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By Jorge Basto, Division Director, Information Technology and Christopher Hansard, Assistant Director for Research and Regulatory

Today’s business environment requires constant internet connectivity, and many companies now store, access, and manage huge quantities of records via in-house or third-party internet based solutions. Hardly a month goes by without news of a cyber-attack that often results in the theft of sensitive records. Courts, with their ever-increasing adoption of electronic services (mail, filing, access, etc.), are often managing millions of electronic records and are subject to the same security concerns and vulnerabilities as any Fortune 500 company.
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