Eligibility for Appointment
The judges of the Hall County Juvenile Court are
appointed to a 4-year term by the Superior Court judges. A judge must
be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the state for at least 3
years, and have practiced law for at least 5 years.
are required to attend a minimum of 12 hours of specialized training
each year to maintain eligibility for the position. The Council of
Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia certifies the training.
cases are assigned to the judge by the Clerk of Court upon the filing
of a Juvenile Complaint. Though there are exceptions, once a child is
assigned to a judge all of that child's subsequent deprivation or
custody complaints will also be assigned to that judge. Other types of
cases are scheduled for court at which time a juvenile judge will be