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Expiration of Gov. Kemp’s Pandemic Executive Orders and Extension of Supreme Court of Georgia’s Order on Remote Closings

Expiration of Gov. Kemp’s Pandemic Executive Orders and Extension of Supreme Court of Georgia’s Order on Remote Closings  Dear Bar Members: Over the past 15 months, all three branches of our state government have confronted the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with efforts facilitating our courts and our state economy to function remotely, including the…
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New Houston County Probate Court Scheduling Procedure

We have implemented an online scheduling program for Estates.  Right now we are only going to start with cases represented by counsel.  Therefore, we would appreciate if you could pass this information on to the members of the Houston County Bar. When cases become ready for an appointment to be scheduled for oaths to be…
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Fifteenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency and Notice of Expected Termination of Statewide Judicial Emergency on June 30, 2021

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton signed an order today extending for the fifteenth time the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared March 14, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But he expects this order extending the judicial emergency will be the last. In a virtual emergency meeting on Friday with members of the state’s Judicial Council—the policy-making…
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