AOC November 2011
From the Director AOC Chief Information Officer
The past three months have passed on National Technology Panel
quickly and the AOC has been
orge Basto, AOC CIO, didn’t just go to the 2011
hard at work with a variety of
Court Technology Conference for the swag at the
projects we are excited to report to
vendor tables. As a
board member of the Court
The agency-wide scanning IT Officers Consortium
effort that began earlier this year (CITOC), he was put to
has paid off immeasurably. So work moderating the panel
Marla S. Moore
many files have been digitized that Great Expectations:
20 filing cabinets were put into surplus. Herschel Jones Manage Them Before They Manage You on Tuesday,
Middle School in Dallas, GA, was the recipient of the October 4, 2011.
many three-ring binders that were left without anything The 4:00 p.m. session was well-attended as Basto
to bind during the scanning process. guided Court Technology Officers Jennetta Vinoy, Napa
In this issue, the AOC Department Spotlight is County (CA) Superior Courts, Heather Pettit,
Sacramento (CA) Superior Court,
focused on our IT Division.
and Joe Mannion, Alaska Court
Our staff is gearing up for the upcoming legislative
System, through the free-flowing,
session. The Board of Court Reporting recently held
conversational panel which includ-
three Town Hall meetings and is busy planning more. ed topics like “Getting Buy-In
On top of their regular duties, AOC staff participated in from the Bench”, motivating
a Work Study for two weeks to better understand the employees, and the appropriate
questions put to our office on a day-to-day basis. In the tools and processes to use for
near future, several of our publications — Georgia Jorge Basto effective project management.
Courts Journal and On Balance — will be available in “The CIO/CTO position is intend-
digital web-site versions. ed to be a forward thinking, strategic and visionary
The dust has settled from our “great migration” and role,” Basto said, “but the reality is that there is constant
what once was a cluttered mess is now wide open and pressure to juggle new projects with current infrastruc-
ture needs which forces Project Management method-
easily navigable. A newly constructed door directs the
ologies to be implemented.”
flow of traffic straight through one building to the next
The consensus of the panel was that with good buy-
without the inconvenience of wandering through a maze
in from the appropriate leadership, marketing and sup-
in search of the agency training room or an exit. port becomes much more viable. “Buy-in” from the
Cubicles were dismantled/reconfigured while bookcases staff is essential as well. Managing, encouraging, and
and unused countertops were removed. Surplus comput- motivating staff is imperative, the panel concluded, to
ers were donated to Computers for Youth-Atlanta, a retain good employees despite a competitive private
group that supplies 6th graders with home computers sector.
stocked with educational games and software. Read more on CTC2011 on page 2.
CTC 2011: Recharging Court Technology on a Shoestring Budget
Submitted by Michael Neuren
he month of October On Wednesday,
brought around the (October 5) Miami-
biennial Court Dade County Judge
Technology Conference or CTC Steven Leifman told
2011, presented by the National the personal and
Center for State Courts. Before compelling story of his effort to reform his court's
you go thinking that this was revolving-door administration of justice by partnering
Michael Neuren just another West Coast junket on change with prisons, mental health service
for a few members of the IT providers, courts, prosecuting attorneys, and ultimate-
staff, you should think of it as a recharge to invigor- ly the state legislature. Judge Leifman’s concern that
ate our folks and an opportunity to see how Georgia he was unable to really do anything for the mentally
compares with other states’ judicial systems. While ill in his court drove him to find a solution to this
conferences and conventions may mean fun and frolic national problem. He described cases involving the
for some, these events were chock full of important mentally ill charged with crimes who could be sen-
activities and education …, they were also huge busi- tenced to jail but could not be involuntarily hospital-
ness and marketing opportunities. ized by the court. He used technology to gather data
The Court Information Technology Officer and to create diversion programs in partnership with
Consortium (CITOC) created an entire track of ses- other entities affected.
sions for court CIO's that addresses the entire life-
cycle of court IT management. There were many ses- The Cloud and E-Everything
sions sharing innovations in court automation, how New Horizons: Cloud Computing defined “the
courts have transitioned to new technology, and re- cloud” and discussed the benefits and risks of cloud
engineered processes and their organization to take computing. There is no way to avoid the cloud as it is
advantage of the new electronic world. Additionally, the “new normal.” The benefits include utilizing a
many sessions focused on looking toward the future highly effective tool that does not require excessive
with next-generation technology standards, new amounts of one’s budget. Some considerations that
information sharing approaches, and the application must be made before going to the cloud are perform-
of new technologies in the courtroom. Also CTC has ance, safety, and access. Timely access, response
the largest court technology vendor show in the world time, and pricing all have an effect on performance.
with all the latest systems and ideas. Safety concerns are loss of data and backup abilities,
corruption and hacking, location of the data (i.e., are
Keynotes there laws that require it be in the state or country?),
On Tuesday (October 4), the keynote speaker was and access to data when a contract ends. Some of the
New York Times technology columnist David Pogue questions they posed include:
who demonstrated the latest consumer technologies
Will the provider expect to share the data?
and discussed how they will change —and have
Who controls the discarded data?
already changed — our culture. Pogue spoke of cul-
Could third party management of data lead to the
tural shifts resulting from technology in terms of
data being subpoenaed?
app/smart phones, web2.0. and the huge generational
changes we see now. continued page 3
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Iveta Toplova, Architect, Microsoft and a mem- systems for delivery of court video and audio record-
ber of the IJIS Institute Technical Advisory ings, e-signing, court blogging, and courtroom securi-
Committee, stressed that standards for the cloud are ty.
critical for security, portability, and interoperability.
With the cloud, IT staff can shift focus from The Effect New Technology Will Have on Old Jobs
physical maintenance to business services. In the pro- Overall, the programs had a common thread. The
gram, Transitioning from an IT Shop to a Technology same question was asked: What effect will the intro-
Services Shop, the panel spoke of the trials and tribu- duction of new technology have on existing court
lations of the IT department. They spoke of the prob- departments? What will happen to employees in the
lem of being considered the place for the answers on clerk’s office when there is no more paper to process?
the workings of anything with a cord or wire. The What will IT do when everything moves to the
importance of establishing cloud? E-filing will not eliminate
policies and procedures to the need for the clerk’s office or
define the scope of IT was the move to the cloud will not
stressed. They discussed strate- eliminate the need for IT. The
gic planning, core competen- function of the clerk’s office and
cies, quality, and customer IT are not changing but the how
service. and what of those departments is.
In E-Everything: The Clerks will still manage filing but
Future of Court Business and through an e-filing system. One
Management, Tom Clarke of speaker suggested that the clerk
NCSC presented his vision of of the future may require more
the future and two directors of court administration skills than before. The programs on the cloud and IT
offices, Artie Pepin of New Mexico and Donald suggested that IT would have fewer physical “boxes”
Goodnow of New Hampshire, commented in a panel to maintain and would be able to concentrate on serv-
discussion. Fewer staff with a higher skill level will ice. Using technology to reduce costs through efiling
be required as routine tasks become automated. They and case management may be the key in the ability of
spoke of concerns for self represented litigants, out- courts to do more with less as the current state of the
sourcing, remote workers in the courts, and judges economy is insisting.
specializing on certain types of cases. On concern The Court Technology Conference (CTC), estab-
that was voiced is that accessing the courts online lished in 1984 and sponsored by the National Center
involves removing personal contact and the impres- for State Courts, is the largest conference dedicated to
sion of the court as trusted institution. court technology in the world. Every other year, CTC
On the last day of the conference, the program, brings together more than 1,500 court professionals
Court Technology on a Tight Budget, was held in the — judges, court administrators, court managers, tech-
Center for Legal Court Technology (CLCT), formerly nologists, and others — for three days of professional
Courtroom 21, courtroom. A technologically development, educational programs, and networking.
equipped courtroom was on the stage while Martin E. Attending the Court Technology Conference is
Gruen, Deputy Director of CLCT, provided advice on recommended to all those involved in the workings of
meeting the constant demand for new technology on the courts and learning more about court functions.
a limited budget. CTC2013 will be held in Baltimore, September 17 –
At the CTC 2011 Expo, there were vendors for 19, and Georgia should be well represented there by a
case management, efiling, jury summons mailing, great delegation.
AOC Department Spotlight:
Information Technology Division
The Information Technology Division maintains the internal network of the AOC, the judicial
branch personnel database, and external and internal websites. They also manage desktop soft-
ware and equipment, e-mail, and listserv capabilities. The staff consults, develops, and supports
court automation projects such as: the Child Support E-filing System, the AOC Judicial
Information and Data Portal, local case management and docketing systems for 274 Georgia
courts, and EXPRESS for e-citation solutions. The Division also has staff actively participating
in local and national groups such as Oasis, CITOC, and Legal XML to define, design, and pro-
mote judicial technology standards.
Chief Information Officer
Job Function: I manage the
Information Technology Byron Branch
Division and balance the Chief Technologist
workloads amongst available
Job Function: I handle or
resources. I evaluate project
assign JIRA tickets, attend
and enhancement requests
staff/budget meetings, and
made of IT as well as attempt
meet with vendors and con-
to define and maintain an
tractors most of the day. Once
overall strategic direction. My
a month, I conduct training
day mostly consists of portfolio/project manage-
classes for staff, judges, or
clerks as requested on
Most Valuable Job Skill: Communication with Microsoft Office, online
customers and staff as well as being able to under- research, security, etc.
stand the impact of IT on the business processes.
What is a highlight of your work/project over
Favorite Hobby: Sports – I spend most of my free the past year? Electronic warrant request informa-
time with my daughters on the soccer fields, and I tion sent from law enforcement to judges.
personally play baseball and soccer on a regular
AOC Experience: Seven years, ten months, three
days, six hours, ten minutes. (Editor’s note: This
If you could meet one person, who would it be was current at the time of publication.)
and why? The late Steve Jobs – I think we all have
Favorite Holiday: Easter – I get to hide eggs in the
visions of what “could be,” and I would love to talk
office the next day.
to him about how you maintain the momentum and
enthusiasm for creating solutions.
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Software Support Manager
Job Function: I supply
Job Function: I provide first
administrative support to the
level support for courts that
IT division; set up and coordi-
use software provided by the
nate meetings and confer-
AOC (SUSTAIN, MCIS,
ences; maintain an office cal-
endar to coordinate work flow
and meetings; prepare Best Part of Your Job?
responses to correspondence Training: one-on-one and in
containing routine inquires; the classroom)
interact with visitors, clients, and vendors; and per-
form other duties as assigned by the CIO. Favorite Holiday? 4th of July
AOC Experience: Twenty-three and a half years What is a highlight of your work/project over
and have had the pleasure of working under the the past year? Configuration updates to software,
leadership of four outstanding directors and two report updates, and CS e-filing training (child sup-
interim directors. port office and SUSTAIN courts)
Best Part of Your Job: The AOC is a valuable and
necessary agency for the people of the State of
Georgia. A friendly greeting and assistance to a
frustrated caller who has been transferred ten times
and assisting a fellow employee are among the System Administrator
favorite parts of my job.
Job Function: I am responsi-
Fun Fact: I was an African Princess in NY ble for IT infrastructure
World’s fair in 19.... (servers, network, storage,
backups, antivirus, email,
Ayshwarya Sridharan Most Valuable Job Skill: I
Application Developer would have to split it between
Job Function: Develop and two - technology is the most
maintain applications based on important for the job descrip-
requests from Support group. tion, but customer service would be a close second,
as an IT professional bridging the gap between
Most Valuable Job Skill: technology and people is very valuable.
Multi-tasking and working
effectively based on priorities. Favorite Hobby: Playing music. I play guitar, bass
Where did you grow up:
City called Madras – south of Favorite Holiday: Halloween, the only holiday
India. when it is ok to scare children who come to your
front door. I understand that this is frowned upon
Favorite Holiday: Diwali (An Asian-Indian culture on other holidays.
festival) & Christmas – Lights being the reason for
AOC Department Spotlight: IT continued
Michael Neuren Wanda Paul
Senior Systems Analyst/Programs Manager Software Support Specialist
Job Function: I serve as the Job Function: Assisting the
utility player on the technolo- Superior, State, Magistrate,
gy staff, handling unusual user Probate, and Municipal Courts
issues, network questions, pol- with accounting issues, cus-
icy and “big picture” systems tomized reports, training court
operations. I research solu- staff on all of our products;
tions to unique problems. I Sustain, MCIS, GAJury, PCIS,
teach our contractors and TIPS and E-Filing.
other staff the historical and
Most Valuable Job Skill? Twenty-three years of
legal context of our objectives, as well as system
experience as Deputy Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk
requirements and configurations.
of the Superior Court of Baldwin County. This
What is a highlight of your work/project over experience coupled with computer and training
the past year? Getting so many more courts skills enable me to be of maximum service to the
involved with the e-filing project, with the hard courts the AOC supports.
work of the e-filing team and field staff.
Who makes up your family? My husband,
If you could meet one person, who would it be Dorman, my daughters, Jennifer Claxton and
and why? Paul Krugman, New York Times colum- Jessica Roberts and two beautiful grandchildren,
nist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics. Mary Elizabeth Claxton and Turner Roberts
He seems very good at explaining economic theory.
Favorite Hobby? In the summer, water-skiing and
Who makes up your family? My wife, Linda boat riding, fun on the lake. In the winter, snow
Klein, former president of the State Bar of Georgia, skiing and watching movies.
Brad Allen Roger Watson
Desktop Support Specialist
Job Function: I spend my
Job Function: Software
day responding to issues with
users’ computers and other
various IT/AV requests.
Most Valuable Job Skill?
What is a highlight of your
Java language programming.
work/project over the past
year? Windows 7 deployment Where did you grow up?
for AOC users. Georgetown, Guyana
Where did you grow up? Akron, Ohio Favorite Hobby? Running
Fun Fact Sometimes it takes me longer to walk to
my car than it does to drive home.
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Sowjanya Aligala Business Analyst
Webmaster Job Function: Varies from
Job Function: My primary training Child Support person-
function is to design and nel to creating document
maintain websites for the packages to helping trou-
councils, commissions, and bleshot problems.
committees throughout the
AOC Experience: 12 years.
judiciary by supporting multi-
ple web development projects Favorite Hobby?
for client teams and maintain- Photography
ing the SQL database servic-
If you could meet one person, who would it be
ing the websites. I am also responsible for main-
and why? With the passing of Steve Jobs I would
taining Confluence and JIRA.
have to say David Bowie. The man has reinvented
AOC Experience: I have worked at the AOC from himself numerous times successfully.
past two years and seven months.
Best Part of Your Job? Definitely having to come
up with a new design is the best part, because you
get the chance to try new things and alternative
styles of design. Information Systems Analyst
Job Function: Support the
Who makes up your family? My family consists
Superior Court Judges of the
of five members: my dad, my mom, my two sisters,
First Judicial Administrative
District with all of their tech-
nological needs as requested;
provide programming support
Michael Alexandrou to MCIS, PCIS, and GA Jury;
and support the Probate and
Application Development Manager Magistrate Courts with their
Job Function: My primary technological and business process needs as
function is to manage the Child requested.
Support E-filing application
Favorite Hobby? Teaching at the University of
Phoenix – Business Information Systems and
What is a highlight of your Introduction to Computer Applications and Systems
work/project over the past
Fun Fact: I am a retired First Sergeant from the
year: The addition of more
United States Army and spent my twenty-first birth-
than twenty courts into the list
day patrolling the East/West German border during
of superior courts using our application.
the Cold War before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Where did you grow up? Alexandria, Egypt
Where did you grow up? Ball Ground in
Who makes up your family? My wife, Viktoria, Cherokee County, Georgia
our son, Nick, and myself.
From the Board of Court Reporting
Submitted by Aquaria Smith
Town Hall Meetings Upcoming Meetings
In an effort to engage court The Board of Court Reporting will hold its next
reporters, members of the judi- quarterly meeting on December 2, 2011, at the
ciary, court administrators, and Macon Chamber of Commerce, where staff is prepar-
the legal community from ing the agenda to include an Open Session for repre-
around the state, the Board of sentative from the state associations, Georgia
Court Reporting is conducting Certified Court Reporters Association (GCCRA) and
Aquaria Smith a series of six state-wide Town Georgia Shorthand Reporters Association (GSRA) to
Hall meetings on issues facing share their concerns from members and the court
the court reporting profession. Three of the meetings reporting community, and the administration of a
were held recently: in the Atlanta region on public reprimand to (2) two certified court reporters.
September 10, the Savannah region on October 1, and Staff is working with the Court Reporters’
the Tifton region on November 4. The emerging Training Council (CRTC) on curriculum development
issues from these meetings included concerns about of technology courses to include skills enhancement
contracting, gifting and incentives, and electronic and real-time reporting and to enhance offerings on
reporting. There was discussion about the official fee professionalism and ethics. The CRTC is scheduled to
schedule for court proceedings, billing rates for free- meet on March 16, 2012, in Atlanta.
lance court reporting services, and disclosure require-
ments. The next set of state-wide meetings is sched-
uled for early 2012. BCR TOWN HALL MEETING
License Renewals and Annual Registrations
Board staff is preparing for the 2012 annual
license renewals for 1,079 court reporters and regis-
trations of 117 court reporting firms. As of
November 1, 2011, 34 court reporters are subject to
receive a Notice of Revocation for failing to renew
their certificate by December 31, 2011.
Additionally, court reporters are required to com-
plete the mandated continuing education (“CE”)
requirements by December 31, 2011, to renew their
certificate in 2012. Typically, 97% of court reporters
meet the mandated training by attending preapproved Aquaria Smith (standing) greets those in attendance at
course offerings from the Institute of Continuing the Savannah Town Hall meeting on October 1, 2011.
Judicial Education (ICJE).
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Quality Improvement Child Representation Project
he Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on (“Model”). This Model is largely based on the 1996
Justice for Children, staffed through the ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who
Administrative Office of the Courts, has part- Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases with
nered with child welfare leaders across the state to child engagement components.
engage in the Quality Improvement Child In 2010, QIC-ChildRep sought proposals from
Representation Project. This study, sponsored by the entities willing to implement the Model to measure
University of Michigan Law School through the U.S. its effectiveness. With the support of judges and juve-
Children’s Bureau, seeks to gather empiri- nile court stakeholders from across the state,
cally-based data on legal representation of Georgia was awarded the grant in 2011.
children in abused and neglected cases. As a QIC-ChildRep Research and
Georgia was chosen, along with Demonstration site, Georgia has an opportuni-
Washington State, to serve as a Research ty to contribute to the knowledge base for
and Demonstration site after a competitive ‘what works’ to improve the lives of abused
selection process. The study will be facili- and neglected children. The Georgia team is
tated through the Georgia Supreme Court now working to gather information on attor-
Committee on Justice for Children, the Araceli Jacobs staffs neys in the participating jurisdictions, and
Barton Child Law and Policy Center at QIC-ChildRep training those attorneys on CPRS — the web-
Emory University School of Law, and the Georgia based system used for data collection. Sixteen juve-
Association of Counsel for Children. nile courts have agreed to participate in the study.
The Quality Improvement Child Representation Half of the attorneys participating will receive train-
Project, also known as QIC-ChildRep, is a five-year, ing in the Best Practice Model in the early months of
$5 million project to gather, develop, and communi- 2012. The other half will remain in a control group
cate knowledge on child representation. QIC- and will be asked to submit data without any QIC-
ChildRep began in 2009 when the U.S. Children’s specific training. The project will run for four years.
Bureau named the University of Michigan Law Ms. Araceli Jacobs, a recent graduate of
School the National Quality Improvement Center on American University Washington College of Law, is
the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare the project coordinator for this project. While in law
System. The University of Michigan’s partner is school, she interned for Judge Gregory Jackson in the
Chapin Hall, a child welfare policy research center, at District of Columbia Superior Court, the American
the University of Chicago. Chapin Hall will conduct Bar Association Criminal Justice Division, and the
the evaluation of the research and demonstration Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect. Araceli also
sites. worked in the General Practice Clinic as a student
In its first year, QIC-ChildRep gathered informa- attorney and for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
tion on child representation nationally. The project In 2011, she received the Peter M. Cicchino Public
reviewed Court Improvement Program (CIP) Service Honors certificate for her pro bono work in
Reassessments, CFSR Statewide Assessments, and juvenile law. Prior to law school, Araceli was a spe-
First Star Reports. The project also reviewed state cial education teacher in South Florida as a part of
statutes, court rules, academic literature, and conduct- the Teach for America program. Araceli enjoys work-
ed stakeholder interviews as a part of its assessment. ing in all aspects of child law, including education
The project utilized this information to develop a law.
Best Practice Model of Children Representation For more information contact Ms. Jacobs at
Director’s Division Mark Williams began as Policy Fiscal Analyst on
Mike Cuccaro has been named Assistant Director of September 16, 2011. Previous to his employment with
Governmental and Trial Court Liaison. His duties the AOC, Mark worked as a consultant for the
include directing a diverse Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council, Office of Planning and
range of support, opera- Budget, Department of Audits, and the Department of
tional, and programmatic Defense. He takes over the duties held by Kelly Steele.
activities for the agency:
including liaisoning with Court Services Division
governmental entities, Edwin Bell, Program Development Manager, left the
monitoring General AOC on September 30, 2011 to become Juvenile Court
Assembly activities, coor- Clerk of Fulton County. Mr. Bell worked at the AOC
dinating Judicial Branch for six years.
responses to legislative pro-
posals; acting as liaison Justin Brady, AOC Research Associate, left on
with trial court councils and judges’ monitoring activi- September 30, 2011, to pursue a career in Human
ties, providing secretariat support to councils and com- Resources.
mittees; and coordinating judicial branch Information
Technology plan in conjunction with AOC Chief Debra Oliver, Administrative Assistant, left the AOC
Information Technology Officer and special projects for on October 15 to work for MARTA.
the Director of the AOC.
Mike has been with the AOC since July 2010. He The Research Section welcomes Josh Becker who will
previously worked with the Georgia Technology begin as a Research Associate on November 16, 2011.
Authority and the Council of Superior Court Judges.
Employees Participate in Agency-wide Wall of Directors
AOC staff recently participated in a Work Study at the
behest of the Communications Section to assess the
primary needs of the organization’s stakeholders.
Employees were asked to record work interactions on
a daily basis for two weeks from October 24 -
November 4. Each interaction — whether by phone,
fax, e-mail, or face-to-face communication — was
recorded along with whom the interaction took place
including other AOC employees, judges, court person-
nel, other state agencies, general public, etc. This data
will be combined with questionnaires completed by
key staff members to create a marketing/communica-
tions plan for the agency which will include a website A new feature in the office is the addition of portraits of the previ-
re-design. If you have ideas about how we can ous AOC Directors and group shots of the current Supreme Court
improve our communications with you, please email and Court of Appeals. The pictures are located near the front
email@example.com desk of the AOC office.
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Submitted by Christopher Causey
The AOC’s Governmental Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians met monthly
Affairs Division has recently to establish recommendations and findings intended
been renamed to the to develop legislation for the 2012 General Assembly.
Government and Judicial/Trial The ultimate goals of these findings should advance
Court Liaison. Under the super- state policies, practices and programs that reduce
vision of the Director, our role growth of the state’s prison population and contain
encompasses staff level interac- corrections costs. In addition, the Council aims to
tion with the Governor’s Office, improve public safety by reinvesting a potion of the
day-to-day liaison to members savings in strategies that reduce crime and recidi-
and staff of the General Assembly, and management vism. Lastly, the recommendations and finding
of relationships with the classes of trial courts, the should hold offenders accountably by strengthening
State Bar, and other agencies and officials of the trial community-based supervision, sanctions and services.
courts. These finding and recommendations are to be pub-
Throughout the summer we have been preparing lished early November.
for the 2012 Legislative Session. With several seats Other legislation we look to track closely during
being vacated in the General Assembly over the past the upcoming session includes: HB 155 – Increased
few months, we will be monitoring the November protections afforded accused, HB 272 - Juvenile
and December special elections very closely. Vacant court; rehearing an order of associate juvenile court
seats include House Districts 10, 25, and 68. The spe- judge and SB 236 - Driver's Licenses; persons con-
cial election runoff to fill House District 43, formerly victed under the influence; allow certain drivers with
held by the late Bobby Franklin (R-Cobb), was won suspended licenses; limited driving permits. These
by political newcomer John Carson. Open Senate bills were introduced during the 2011 Legislative
seats to be filled during the November special elec- Session.
tion include Senate Districts 28 and 50, formerly held In December, we will be rolling out a new leg-
by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) and Sen. Jim islative website for use during the session. Simply
Butterworth (R- Cornelia) respectively. visit www.georgiacourts.gov and click on
Also, over the summer the Special Council on “Legislative Session”
Golfing for a Good Cause
On September 28, 2011 AOC staffers Andrew
Theus (far left with Marine honor guard), Facilities
Operations and Planning Specialist, and Randy
Dennis, Financial Administration Division Director,
competed in the MajGen Warren R. Johnson
Memorial Fund Raiser Golf Tournament to raise
money for wounded soldiers and their families.