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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

10 Jul Fourth Extension of the Statewide Judicial Emergency

The judicial emergency order is continued until Aug. 11, 2020 and there is a continued prohibition on both jury and grand jury trials with limited exception for previously impaneled grand juries. There is some tightening of the language regarding precautions that are recommended by substituting ‘shall’ for ‘should’ in a some sections. Click the title above to read the order.

12 Jun Third Extension of the Statewide Judicial Emergency

Click the title above to read the order. Tolling of cases begins but will be rolled out gradually to lessen the impact on what will be very crowded calendars. Also, the prohibition on jury trials continues which also focuses tolling on the earlier stages of a case. Here is the paragraph that speaks to juries: As directed by the May 11 extension order, the Judicial Covid-19 Task Force is developing policies, procedures, and templates to allow the safe resumption of jury trials and grand jury proceedings. These materials should be available in July 2020, but it is unlikely that any jury proceedings will begin until August or later.

11 May Second Extension of the Statewide Judicial Emergency

Chief Justice Melton's latest order extends the declaration of a statewide judicial emergency related to COVID-19 until Friday, June 12, 2020. Georgia courts shall continue to operate under the restrictions set forth in the previous order as extended. Judges are being granted authority on a case-specific basis to reimpose certain deadlines. Contains direction regarding efforts to resume court operations in a manner that protects public health. Summoning new jurors is prohibited. Click the title of this announcement to read the order. Further guidance on grand jury proceedings is attached.

06 Apr Statewide Judicial Emergency Extended

The statewide judicial emergency declared by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton has been extended. Court activities will now be limited until May 13, 2020. Click the title of this announcement to read the order. The Chief Justice will provide notice as to the expected termination of this order at least one week in advance to allow courts to plan the transition to fuller operations.