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Georgia Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Georgia Cases 1950–2002
[Rick Bradley (Tenn.) / LawSkills.com] — Links to case reports for the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, from 1950 to 2002, that are maintained in a proprietary database. Texts lack internal page numbers (thus point-page citations are not possible) but are nicely presented, with links on internal citations to other cases that are in the database. Text searching across the database is possible, although the list of results will not show the names or official citations (pointing only to the database identifiers) for the cases in which the keywords are found.
Georgia Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Ga. Const.)
Constitutional Amendments — 2002
At the Nov. 5, 2002, general election, proposed amendments 1, 3, 4, and 6 were adopted by the voters. The texts of those amendments are not separately availabe but can be viewed together in a voters’ pamphlet (which also contains the texts of failed amendments as well as texts of referenda).
- Official Code of Georgia (Ga. Code)
Note—The code is not available at any official web site, but a version provided by LexisNexis is available..
Georgia Rules of Procedure and Practice
Georgia Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
Georgia Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Georgia Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Georgia law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other Georgia Commentary
- Annual Eleventh Circuit Survey • Annual Survey of Georgia Law
[Mercer Univ. Sch. of Law] — The Mercer Law Review publishes the Eleventh Circuit survey as the summer issue each year, and the Georgia survey as the fall issue. The most-recent survey issue usually is available on-line.
- Legal Guide to Doing Business in Georgia. Alston & Bird LLP
Georgia Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Georgia Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
NOTE ON GEORGIA TRIAL COURTS—Ten state judicial administrative districts comprise 49 judicial circuits, and each circuit comprises either a single county or more than one. (Fulton County constitutes the entire Altanta Judicial Circuit, which constitutes the entire Fifth Judicial Administrative District.) Every county has a superior court, a juvenile court, and a probate court. In some counties there may be also one or more of the following: state court, magistrate court, recorder’s court. In a city there may be a city court or municipal court.
Municipal Courts — Council of Municipal Court Judges
• Judges by Name
• Judges by City
Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority: UCC (Article 9) Forms
Revenue Department: Individual Tax Forms • All Tax Forms
Business Entity Forms
Other Georgia Resources
Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta • Consulado General de México en Atlanta
Legal Research and Assistance
State Bar Consumer Pamphlets
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Georgia Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Georgia law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Georgia.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
[Pro Bono Net (N.Y.)] — “What can you find here? Legal educational materials, sample forms, and information about the courts, community resources and free and low-cost legal aid programs to help you with your legal problem.”
- Georgia Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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