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The structure of the Georgia judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Superior Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.


The federal court system is made up of the Middle District of Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia and the Southern District of Georgia. Decisions of these courts may be appealed to the Eleventh Circuit.


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Appellate

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State court projects involving Georgia

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Georgia counties


There are 159 counties in Georgia. Each county belongs to one of ten Judicial Districts, which is served by a Superior Court.

 

  To see a list of counties in Georgia, please see - Georgia counties



Elections

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Recent election results: Georgia judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Georgia judicial elections, 2012

Georgia judicial elections

Judicial selection in Georgia is done primarily through non-partisan elections. The exception are Probate and Magistrate court judges, who are chosen in partisan elections.

If a vacancy occurs in the Supreme, Appellate, or Superior courts, it is filled using the commission-selection, political appointment method. Candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates the Governor makes the appointment. The interim judge must run in the next general election held at least six months after the appointment, after which, they may finish out the term.

Selection

Judicial selection in Georgia

Georgia Supreme Court Georgia Court of Appeals Georgia Superior Courts Georgia Probate Courts Georgia State Courts
Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years


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