Presiding Judge Sara Doyle presented the finalized proposal for court reporting policies and fee schedule, asking the Judicial Council approve their distribution for public comment. The Judicial Council approved the committee’s request. The comment period began June 24 and will run through August 1, in order to receive feedback and allow for necessary changes to be made. The revised policy and fee schedule will be presented to the Judicial Council in September for adoption.
Each year the Georgia General Assembly passes bills that affect the judges and courts of the state. Though the General Assembly finished its 2014 session in near record time, this year was no exception. From court debt tax return setoff to veterans’ courts to new judgeships, the work of the Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts is very much impacted by this year’s legislation.
The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) will soon host its 20th Annual Statewide Family Violence Conference. On September 28-October 1, judges, law enforcement, family violence intervention providers, faith community, prosecutors, and community members will descend on Jekyll Island, GA, to be part of the solution to family violence in Georgia.