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PRESIDING JUDGE

Week of August 25, 2014 -- Judge Alford J. Dempsey, Jr. -- Courtroom 5-D


FREE FAMILY LAW CLINIC

ATLANTA (August 27, 2014) - The Superior Court of Fulton County Family Division in partnership with Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) and the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association (GHBA) is pleased to announce a new pilot project beginning this September designed to address the growing need for legal assistance for the self-represented individuals in family court. The Fulton County Family Law Clinic (FLC) will provide legal services to low income persons, including non-English speaking litigants, involved in family matters.  View the full press release for more information.


PARKING DECKS AT UNDERGROUND ATLANTA

Starting August 14, 2014 through August 30, 2014 the top half of Deck B at Underground Atlanta (the deck at 95 MLK drive) will be closed. During this period parking at Underground Atlanta will be limited to only those who are monthly card holders. Attorneys and other individuals who do not possess a monthly parking card for Underground Atlanta will be required to find alternative parking during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Lanier Parking Management at Underground Atlanta


MEDIA ORDER FOR ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TRIAL

The Superior Court of Fulton County releases Administrative Media Order to govern special interest/high profile proceedings such as the Atlanta Public Schools Trial.  Click the link to view the Administrative Media Order in PDF format.


OFFICE MOVE FOR TPOs

Effective immediately, the Superior Court Family Division Administrative Offices including the One Stop Office for Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) has been moved to the 2nd floor (# 2Q) in the Justice Center Building, 160 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta until further notice.

Citizens seeking additional information regarding services may contact the Family Division at 404-612-0505.


JUDICIAL AGENCY WARNS OF FALSE COURT CASE EMAIL SCAM

ATLANTA (May 29, 2014) - The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has received notice of a new round of “Court Case” email scams. The emails purportedly inform recipients they are to appear in court as a judge may hear their case regardless of their attendance. These emails have an attachment.

Please be warned that these emails appear to be a scam and false. For security reasons, recipients of the email are advised not to open the attachment accompanying these emails as they may contain a virus or other malware.

Read the full press release for more information and to see a sample scam email.


HONORING AN UNSUNG HERO OF OUR COMMUNITY

ATLANTA (March 7, 2014) - Judge Cynthia Wright will retire from the Superior Court of Fulton County this year. She joined the Superior Court in 1996 and became its Chief Judge in 2009, a position she held through January of 2014. Her professional life has been one of long and dedicated public service. Her colleague, Judge Todd Markle authored a written tribute to her dedicated service to the Superior Court of Fulton County and to all Fulton County citizens. Read the editorial published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle here.


JUDGE WORKS TO KEEP MILITARY PERSONNEL OUT OF TROUBLE

ATLANTA (March 7, 2014) - Judge Todd Markle over sees Veteran’s Court, Fulton County’s newest Accountability Court. Clients accepted into this program have very high risk factors associated with program failure and very few intact protective factors. Most of the participants that have returned to this jurisdiction have sought to deal with the traumas associated with war and re-acclimating to an urban setting by becoming addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Judge Markle understands this reality and that each client must be treated individually based on his or her particular needs. Read the entire article for details.


NEW DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE NAMED

ATLANTA (March 3, 2014) - Judge Wendy Lee Shoob has been named Deputy Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court. Shoob will replace Judge Gail Tusan, who has been named Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County. Deputy Chief Judge Shoob currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court Family Division. Shoob joined the Fulton County Superior Court in 1996. View the entire press release.


THE SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY LAUNCHES SPEAKERS BUREAU

ATLANTA  (January 14, 2014) - The Superior Court of Fulton County is pleased to announce the launch of its Speakers Bureau.  The Speakers Bureau will allow the public to request a Judge, Court Administrator, or a program staff member to participate in organizational events and speaking engagements. See the full press release for more information.