Judicial Appointment

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.

Maintaining Eligibility

The judges 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.

Case Assignments

Deprivation 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 presiding.