- Court Services
It is the duty of the magistrate court to provide an accessible court system to a citizen who may not be that familiar with the judicial system of Georgia.
The Council supports, informs, and speaks for Georgia's probate court judges. All of our courts administer wills and estates, appoint and oversee guardians and conservators, and issue marriage and weapons carry licenses. In addition, some of our courts adjudicate traffic offenses and some hear misdemeanor cases.
Public Defender's Office
The Georgia Public Defender Council is an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia. Our mission is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.
The superior court is restricted to civil cases involving monetary amounts with a specific limit or criminal cases involving offenses of a less serious nature.