New State Court Judges Orientation being held at the University of Georgia


Wednesday, December 8, 2004

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Richard Reaves, 706/542-5150, rich@icje.lawsch.uga.edu

Media Advisory - New State Court Judges Orientation being held at the University of Georgia

What: New State Court Judges Orientation conducted by the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education. This training is held approximately once every 12 months and is administered every year in which there are at least 10 new State Court judges.

Who: All new State Court judges recently elected or appointed. Seventeen judges are attending the current session: Judd T. Drake, Candler County; Kelly Brooks, Charlton County; Samuel C. Finster Sr., Chattooga County; Maria Golick, Cobb County; Robert Preston, Coffee County; Hermann W. Coolidge Jr., Chatham County; Seay Van Patten Poulakos, Coweta County; Barbara J. Mobley, DeKalb County; T. Russell R. McClelland III, Forsyth County; Carla Brown, Gwinnett County; Randy Rich, Gwinnett County; Danny S. Shepard, Miller County; Richard L. Waters Jr., Mitchell County; Nancy N. Bills, Rockdale County; Grady K. Reddick, Screven County; James Irvin, Stephens County; and Russ F. Barnes, Sumter County.

Where: Dean Rusk Hall Courtroom, School of Law, North Campus.

When: Dec. 6-10. Schedule for Dec.8-10 attached.

Troup County Judge Jeannette L. Little, who has been responsible for the development of the training session for the last eight years, and ICJE Director Richard D. Reaves are available to speak to the media during the orientation program.

Members of the media are invited to attend, but it is recommended that ICJE be advised of your plans. Please call 706/542-5150 in advance of your arrival.


2004 New Judges Orientation December 6 - 10, 2004, ICJE, Dean Rusk Hall, Athens, GA (706-542-5150)

Wednesday, 12-8-04 9:00 to 10:00 Sentencing Fletcher Sams 10:00 to 11:00 “Nuts & Dolts” Fletcher Sams & Linda Cowen 11:00 to 12:00 Life Changes Linda Cowen 12:00 to 1:00 Luncheon 1:00 to 2:30 Running Your Court Efficiently & Getting Re-Elected Too Matt Robins 2:30 to 5:00 Domestic Violence Jeanette Little & John Salter 5:00 to 6:00 (continued) Role Play Tapings

Thursday, 12-9-04 9:00 to 10:30 Jury Innovations & Effective Trial Management John Salter 10:30 to 12:00 Caseflow / Workload Management Howard Cook 12:00 to 1:00 Luncheon 1:00 to 2:30 “Civil Drivel” or Nuts and Bolts of Civil Practice Janis Gordon 2:30 to 4:00 DMVS Practices & Corresponding Court Procedures Bridgette Campbell 4:00 to 5:00 Handling Discovery & High Profile Cases Gino Brogden

Friday, 12-10-04 9:00 until ??? Critique of Role Play Tapings, Prof. Jennifer Monahan