Summary of March 18, 2020 Memorandum
March 18, 2020
To All Litigants, Attorneys and Members of the Public,
On March 14, 2020 the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court issued an Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency; in keeping with that Order and to ensure continued operations of the State Court of Cobb County, the court schedules will be scaled back and modified to reduce the risk to staff, attorneys, parties and the public. To that end,
- Large gatherings of people should be avoided.
- No one should come to court if he or she is not feeling well.
- All non-essential people should remain away from the courthouse. Please avoid bringing family members to court, especially the elderly. The public is encouraged to stay home consistent with the advice and guidance of public health authorities.
Effective Monday March 23, 2020, the State Court of Cobb County will shift all courtroom business to the Duty State Court Judge. All such business shall be conducted in Courtroom lA of the Cobb State Court Building commencing at 9:00 a.m. Any attorney desiring to schedule a custodial matter before the Duty State Court Judge should first contact the assigned judge to ensure the scheduling and transport of that custodial individual.
The Duty State Court Judge shall ONLY conduct each day any custodial cases such as pleas, bond and bond related matters, probation revocation hearings, and any custodial case appearing on any criminal trial calendar call. The Duty State Court Judge shall ONLY conduct those matters daily regardless of current case assignment.
The Sheriff of Cobb County shall only transport inmates after being so requested by the Court.
Arraignment calendars are cancelled and will be rescheduled after the judicial emergency. Attorneys should feel free to waive arraignments.
Criminal jury trial calendar calls are cancelled and will be rescheduled after the judicial emergency.
Probation revocation calendars are cancelled and will be rescheduled after the judicial emergency.
The Duty Judge schedule will be posted on the Cobb State Court webpage, on the front door of the courthouse and on the first floor of the courthouse.
Carl W. Bowers
State Court of Cobb County
Duty Judge Schedule
|March 23||Judge Allison Salter|
|March 24||Judge Maria Golick|
|March 25||Judge John Morgan|
|March 26||Judge Jane Manning|
|March 27||Judge David Darden|
|March 30||Judge Toby Prodgers|
|March 31||Judge Henry Thompson|
|April 1||Judge Carl Bowers|
|April 2||Judge Jason Fincher|
|April 3||Judge Marsha Lake|
|April 6||Judge Bridgette Campbell|
|April 7||Judge Eric Brewton|
|April 8||Judge Maria Golick|
|April 9||Judge Allison Salter|
|April 10||County Holiday|
|April 13||Judge John Morgan|
Judges' Office Telephone Numbers
|Judge Allison Salter||770-528-1711|
|Judge Maria Golick||770-528-1761|
|Judge John Morgan||770-528-1741|
|Judge Jane Manning||770-528-1701|
|Judge David Darden||770-528-1721|
|Judge Toby Prodgers||770-528-1731|
|Judge Carl W. Bowers||770-528-8001|
|Judge Jason Fincher||770-528-1751|
|Judge Henry Thompson||770-528-1700|
|Judge Marsha Lake||770-528-1771|
|Judge Bridgette Campbell||770-423-6800|
|Judge Eric Brewton||770-528-8502|
Other Court Updates
For info on other Cobb Courts (Probate, Magistrate, Superior, etc.) visit the main Cobb County COVID-19 page, and refer to the COURT SYSTEM Information section.