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Two More First Responder Appreciation Days Scheduled!

The Executive Board of the Houston County Bar Association has planned to continue its engagement of the community through service projects in lieu of their previously scheduled meetings that have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, they have scheduled two more First Responder Appreciation Days! The first will occur on…
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Fourteenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Fourteenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency   Under an order signed May 8, 2021, by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, on 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…
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SCOG Issues Thirteenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Thirteenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency On April 8, 2021, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton 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, which will be in effect until May 8, is nearly identical to the…
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SCOG Issues Twelfth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Twelfth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency   On March 9, 2021, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an order that lifts the suspension of jury trials in Georgia, “effective immediately.” With today’s order, which is the 12th he has signed extending the Statewide Judicial Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trial courts may resume jury…
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SCOG Issues Eleventh Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Eleventh Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency On Feb. 7, 2021, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order he signed is the 11th that extends the emergency he first declared on March 14, 2020. Under state law, the chief justice is authorized to…
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NEW PROBATE COURT FORMS

The standard forms for Probate Court have changed due to changes in the law as of January 1, 2021.  The following link are the Probate Court Updated Forms Pending Supreme Court Approval that Must be Used:  https://georgiacourts.gov/probate/georgia-probate-court-recommended-forms-and-general-instructions/ .
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SCOG Issues Tenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Today Chief Justice Harold D. Melton signed the 10th order extending the Statewide Judicial Emergency. The order is essentially the same as the amended order he signed on Dec. 23, 2020, which prohibited jury trials that were not already in progress. As with previous orders, today’s urges all courts “to use technology, when practicable and lawful,…
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