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Superior Court for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Serving Burke and Richmond Counties
MissionThe Superior Court is Georgia's only general jurisdiction trial court with exclusive, constitutional authority over felony cases, divorce, equity, and cases regarding title to land. In addition, the Superior Court may try any form of civil or criminal case except probate matters. The Superior Court also corrects errors made by lower courts, but decisions by some lower courts and governmental bodies also can be appealed to Superior Court.
County InvolvementThe Superior Court of the Augusta Judicial Circuit is comprised of Burke and Richmond Counties.
Primary ResponsibilitiesThe Augusta Judicial Circuit Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), under the direction of the Court Administrator, oversees a number of projects, programs, and services. It is designed to ensure the delivery of justice through effective and efficient management of the complex infrastructure and processes in the courts. The AOC was created in 2009 to provide support to the Superior Court for its planning and business functions. The Administrator reports to the Chief Judge and individual judges and attends management meetings to develop policy and direction of the court. Additionally, the AOC provides services for financial planning and control, human resources management, court community communication, case-flow management, systems and physical facilities development, and other essential components that contribute to the cost effective operation of the court. The Administrator also guides the work flow of administrative staff, case managers, court reporters, and the directors of specialized programs.
Augusta Judicial Circuit
2022 Domestic Duty Judge Schedule
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