Who We Are
The Council of Municipal Court Judges (OCGA §36-32-40) was created to further the improvement of the municipal courts and the administration of justice. The Council assists municipal court judges throughout the state in the execution of their duties and promotes and assists in their training.
All judges of municipal courts are members of the Council. The Executive Committee is composed of five officers and two representatives from each of the 10 Judicial Administrative Districts. The Council holds its annual meeting during its summer training conference and holds quarterly meetings as scheduled by the President. Members of the Council also serve on a total of 15 different Council committees in addition to being municipal court representatives (acting as liaison) to such diverse groups as the Judicial Council of Georgia, the various standing committees of the Judicial Council, the Supreme Court Commission on Interpreters, the Georgia Committee on Access and Fairness in the Courts, and the ICJE Board of Trustee to name a few.
The Councils' President and President-Elect serve as members to the Judicial Council of Georgia, thanks to the efforts of many judges over the span of a decade. The Municipal Court is the only exposure many of Georgia’s citizens have to the judicial system, and the Council of Municipal Court Judges strives to make sure this experience is one that is fair and just.