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Week of December 15, 2014 -- Judge Henry Newkirk -- Courtroom 4-A


ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT'S EXECUTIVE TEAM FEATURED IN MAGAZINE

Attorney at Law Magazine® recently sat down to interview the Atlanta Judicial Circuit's Executive Team, Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan and District Court Administrator Yolanda L. Lewis, to discuss the business practices and innovations underway in the Superior Court.  For more information and a link to the article, please read the Media Release.


THE LAW LIBRARY IS MOVING IN 2015

ATLANTA (December 1, 2014) - The Fulton County Law Library will be moving to a new location on the 7th Floor in 2015. The New E-Service Center will provide a wealth of web-based research resources and information, including, laws, cases, treatises, documents, references, and journals traditionally published in printed format.


VETERANS COURT HELPS STEER VETS AWAY FROM JAIL AND THE STREETS

By Scott Light (CBS46) - Too many veterans are living on the streets homeless, and many who do are also addicts. Fulton County now has a one-of-a-kind Veterans Court that helps steer vets away from jail and toward a life on their own. Follow the link below to view the clip: http://www.myfoxal.com/clip/10840097/veterans-court-helps-steer-vets-away-from-jail


JUDGE McBURNEY ELECTED TO GEORGIA COMMISSION ON FAMILY VIOLENCE

ATLANTA (October 29, 2014) - Superior Court of Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney has been elected Vice-Chair of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV). GCFV is a state agency that was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1992 to develop a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia. There are 37 members appointed to the Commission to provide leadership in strengthening Georgia’s families by ending family violence.  To learn more, please view the full press release.


CHIEF JUDGE TUSAN SELECTED AS WHO'S WHO IN LEGAL COMMUNITY

ATLANTA (October 28, 2014) - Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan, of The Superior Court of Fulton County, has been named to the Who’s Who in Law and Accounting, published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for 2014. Published annually, the Who’s Who in Law & Accounting section of the Atlanta Business Chronicle provides a complete guide of the most influential players in Atlanta’s law and accounting fields. For more information, please read the full press release.


FORMER CHIEF JUDGE WRIGHT WINS SERVICE AWARD

ATLANTA (October 15, 2014) - On October 17th, the Atlanta Bar Association will bestow the 2014 Public Service Award to Former Chief Judge Cynthia Wright. This award is given annually by the Atlanta Bar Association during its Celebrating Service Luncheon. The award is given to individuals that contributed significant public service as an elected or appointed official to the advancement of fair administration of justice and fostered professionalism and ethics in the political, legislative or judicial process. Previous “Public Service Award” recipients include Governor Nathan Deal, and State Representatives Wendell Willard and Stacey Abrams.  Read the press release for more information.


JURY SCAM ALERT

ATLANTA (September 24, 2014) - The Superior Court of Fulton County is issuing a warning to all Fulton County residents regarding a telephone scam connected to jury appearances. Citizens are being targeted by phone calls, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts. If anyone should receive a call as described above, please contact Fulton County Jury Services 404-612-4600 immediately. View the full press release here


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.


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.


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.