Standing Orders

Changes to Standing Orders  

Pursuant to Uniform Superior Court Rule 1.2, as amended, all local rules, operating procedures and experimental rules ceased to exist effective December 31, 2010. Only standing Orders regulating internal procedures and which were not in conflict with the Uniform Rules and did not affect the rights of any party substantially or materially would be permitted. Standing Orders that could be construed to hinder access to the court by requiring certain actions by the parties would only be permitted if proper notice was disseminated to the parties. The Eastern Judicial Circuit (Chatham County) has three such orders. Two are exclusive to Domestic Relations cases. The first requires the production of certain documents and the second requires participation in a transitional parenting seminar. The final order requiring notice is a mandatory mediation order.

 

This circuit amended the Certification Under 3.2 Form to also provide notice of those standing orders requiring notice. The new form has been titled: "RULE 3.2 CERTIFICATION AND STANDING ORDER NOTICE." It is to be completed on each case filed and a copy provided to all parties of the action. This form may be found on this web-page or in the forms public distribution cabinet in the Clerk's Office.

To view all the standing orders please see the links below.
Providing Notice of Certain Standing Orders to All Parties Pursuant to USCR 1.2(E)

Revival of Standing Orders
On April 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued what is familiarly known as the "Sunset Order" pursuant to which it ruled that all existing local rules shall expire as of December 31, 2010. The Order further provided for the restriction of local rules that deviate from the Uniform Superior Court Rules. Notwithstanding the expiration of the local rules, Uniform Superior Court Rule 1.2, as amended, provides that courts may continue to maintain standing orders regarding certain "internal processes" and other specified matters. Accordingly, pursuant to Uniform Superior Court Rule 1.2 and by the entry of this Order, the following standing orders, which are referenced by topic name and original filing date, are hereby incorporated as if set forth herein in their entirety and are once again made the orders of this Court:

Click here to view the Revised Standing Orders - January 3, 2011

AREA TOPIC DATE
Law Library Establishment 5/23/1972
Law Library Fee Increase 3/25/1997
Jury Sealing Jury Questionnaires 10/29/2007
Jury Circuit Jury Rules 6/28/2012
 Jury Jury Rules 11/6/2014
Grand Jury Duties by Term 2/5/1999
Case Assignment Assignment of Death Penalty Cases 3/13/2002
Case Assignment Random Assignment of Judge 8/8/2001
Case Assignment Assignment of Major Crimes 9/5/2012
Case Assignment Assignment of Major Crimes nunc pro tunc to September 5, 2012 1/16/2013
Case Assignment Death penalty Case Assignments 10/18/2012
Case Assignment Child Support Case Assignment 12/20/2012
Case Assignment  End of Year Case Transfers Resulting From MCD Judicial Change  12/12/2014 
Alternate Dispute Creation 4/1/1996
Alternate Dispute Fee Increase 1/20/2004
Alternate Dispute ADR Standing Court Order as of January 3, 2011 1/3/2011
Alternate Dispute Increase in filing fees
12/5/2014
Security Firearms 1/1/1995
Security Sheriff to Transport Juveniles 7/10/1990
Domestic Relations Production of Documents 3/15/2002
Domestic Relations Establishing Transitional Parenting Seminar 3/10/2010
Adoptions Order Appointing Agent to Conduct Investigations 7/16/2007
Probation Drug Court 10/31/2001
Probation Authorization for GA DOC to collect fines 4/17/2007
Probation Waiver of Probation Fees 5/7/2007
Probation Bail Bond Hearings 2/6/1997
Probation Savannah Probation Office Discretion 2/8/2013
Miscellaneous Non-Conforming Liens 2/24/1999
Miscellaneous Deposit of Funds - Dispossessory 9/15/2000
Miscellaneous Courts Exempt from Chatham Co. Personnel Ordinance 8/13/2004
Miscellaneous Rents on Deposit to Magistrate Court Transfer to Superior Court 8/17/2005
Miscellaneous Acceptance of Pro Se Filings without Review (Indigence) 7/21/2006
Miscellaneous Nonpublic Forum 8/22/2013
Miscellaneous Electronic Devices While Court is in Session 8/26/2013
Miscellaneous Judge Michael L. Karpf elected to the position of Chief Judge of the Superior Court 1/3/2012
Miscellaneous Request for Temporary Assistance as Needed (Fowler, Coolidge, Sapp) 12/19/2012
Miscellaneous Request for Temporary Assistance as Needed (Lewis) 12/19/2012
Miscellaneous Request for Temporary Assistance as Needed (Moss, Barker) 12/19/2012
Miscellaneous Order Declaring Judicial Emergency 1/31/2014
Miscellaneous Superior Court Oversight of Juvenile Court 4/24/2014
Miscellaneous Information Sheets on Protective Orders Filed Under Seal 9/23/2014

 

 
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