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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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Chief Justice Modifies Ninth Order and Suspends Jury Trials

After an emergency session yesterday with state judicial leaders, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton signed an order today that will suspend jury trials statewide in the face of the disturbing spread of the coronavirus. The order amends the most recent order he signed on Dec. 9, which extended for the ninth time the Statewide Judicial…
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