Origins of State GovernmentGeorgia, the thirteenth British colony to be created, was chartered by King George II in 1732 and put under the governance of twenty-oneTrustees. In a unique experiment in a
When you get into an argument with someone, how do you settle it? Sometimes it takes a teacher or a parent to help settle it, but if that problem involves a law, that’s when the court system of our ju
Highlighting the various roles in Georgia’s General Assembly, The Legislative Process details what steps are taken to create a new law.
The executive branch is the largest of Georgia’s three branches of state government. The Georgia constitution names eight officers that are elected by all Georgia voters to serve in the executive bran
Article III of the state constitution assigns legislative power—essentially, the responsibility to make the law of the state—to the Georgia General Assembly. Under the government's system of separatio
The office of governor can trace its ancestry to Georgia's founding as a British colony in 1733. Although he never held the title of governor, General James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia colony,
A form of representative government has existed in Georgia since January 1751. Its modern embodiment, known as the Georgia General Assembly, is one of the largest state legislatures in the nation. Th
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I want to take the opportunity to welcome you to the Council of Juvenile Court Judges’ website. This website allows you to seek and gather a great deal of information about the work that the juvenile
Do you know who speaks for you in state government? Learn about who’s responsible for creating state laws, and find out who represents you in the Georgia General Assembly.
A nonpartisan organization with a national membership of judges, lawyers and other citizens interested in the administration of justice, American Judicature Society (AJS) works to maintain the indepen
Legislators currently serving in Georgia
You can find out who your elected officials are by following the links below and entering your address or zip code. Also provided is a link to the Secretary of State to assist you in finding your poll
Georgia has had twelve ruling documents, from the colonial charter issued in 1732, to the current state constitution, adopted in 1983. The Council of Safety, Georgia’s Patriot rulers during the Americ