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What is a superior court clerk? Superior court clerks have been around since the inception of the State of Georgia. "Clerk of Court" is one of four elected county offices created by the Georgia Constitution. Each of Georgia’s 159 counties has one. Clerks are the official record keepers of the county—they receive and maintain criminal and civil court filings and serve as custodian of county land and property records.

News

08 May Fourteenth Extension of the Statewide Judicial Emergency

Under an order signed today by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, next Friday, May 14, deadlines will be reimposed on prosecutors for presenting cases to the grand jury involving detained adults and juveniles. The order is the 14th the Chief Justice has signed that extends for 30 days the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the title above to read the Order & Press Release.

08 Apr Thirteenth Extension of the Statewide Judicial Emergency

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton today extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared more than a year ago on March 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order gives notice that the statutory deadlines for when detained criminal defendants must have their cases heard by a grand jury are expected to be reinstated on May 14, 2021. Click the title above to read the order.

17 Mar Georgia Judges and Court Staff to Become Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced that Georgia judges and court staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “Thanks to the work of our Judicial COVID-19 Task Force, in collaboration with Governor Kemp and Dr. Toomey, our judges and court personnel will now be able to receive the vaccine. This is extremely important and necessary as we resume jury trials across the state – the more people who are vaccinated will decrease the risk to the public interacting with the courts,” Chief Justice Melton said. Click the title above to read the press release.

11 Mar David Nahmias Elected Georgia’s Next Supreme Court Chief Justice

Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias to become the next chief justice of the state's highest court. The other justices unanimously elected Presiding Justice Nahmias to take over on July 1 when Chief Justice Harold Melton steps down after 16 years with the court.