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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Hall County courts adjust for statewide judicial emergency

The Hall County Courthouse

On Saturday, March 14, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court declared a statewide judicial emergency for the next 30 days. In order to help minimize exposure and contacts, the courts in Hall County and the Northeastern Judicial Circuit will scale back court-related operations through April 13.  Citizens and visitors are encouraged to conduct business over the phone and make an appointment before visiting. Effective Monday, March 16:

 

SUPERIOR COURT: 

Office of NEJC Superior Court Chief Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin

770.531.6990

gosselinoffice@hallcounty.org

 

Office of NEJC Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller

770.531.6862

vdowdy@hallcounty.org

 

Office of NEJC Superior Court Judge Bonnie C. Oliver

770.297.2333

oliveroffice@hallcounty.org

 

Office of NEJC Superior Court Judge Jason J. Deal 

770.531.6996

dealoffice@hallcounty.org

 

Office of NEJC Superior Court Judge Clint G. Bearden

770.538.5399

beardenoffice@hallcounty.org

  • Accountability courts will be held in an abbreviated fashion. 
  • Bond motions, pleas and revocations will be heard as needed. 
  • Ex parte motions for Temporary Protective Orders and follow-up hearings, as well as any other critical matters, will be held as determined by the judge on duty
  • EMERGENCY MATTERS ONLY WILL BE HEARD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Emergency matter report as follows:
  • MONDAY            -           Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin
  • TUESDAY            -           Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin
  • WEDNESDAY    -           Judge Bonnie Chesser Oliver
  • THURSDAY        -           Judge Jason J. Deal
  • FRIDAY               -           Judge Jason J. Deal
  • All Dawson County Emergencies to Judge C. Bearden – Dawson Courthouse:  706.344.3513

STATE COURT:

Office of Hall County State Court Chief Judge B.E. Roberts, III

770.718.5143

kansbro@hallcounty.org – Kristi Ansbro, Judicial Assistant

aholcomb@hallcounty.org – Amy Holcomb, Staff Attorney

 

Office of Hall County State Court Judge Larry A. Baldwin, II

678.450.3720

pcheeks@hallcounty.org

 

Office of Hall County State Court Judge John G. Breakfield

770.531.7007

sheri.bassham@hallcouty.org

 

  • Jail pleas and other criminal matters deemed essential will be heard

 

MAGISTRATE COURT:  

Office of Hall County Magistrate Court Chief Judge Margaret Gregory

770.531.6912

770.531.6917 (fax)

magistraterequests@hallcounty.org

  • Closed to the public. If you have any questions, please call the Magistrate Court Office at 770.531.6912
  • You may still file online through ncourt.com   No in person filings will be accepted at this time.  If you have any questions, please call the Magistrate Court Office at 770.531.6952
  • Staff available to answer questions by phone, process online filings and assist with video conferencing and electronic warrants
  • All civil proceedings, including dispossessory cases, have been suspended.  If you have a pending case, you will be notified when the emergency order is lifted as to the re-scheduled date.
  • All warrant applications and hearings have been suspended at this time.  If you need to report a crime, please call the appropriate law enforcement agency.  If you have a pending hearing, you will be notified when the Emergency Order is lifted to re-schedule.  Please call the Magistrate Court Office at 770.531.6912
  •  

LAW LIBRARY will be closed until further notice

 

CLERK OF COURTS:

Office of Hall County Superior Court and State Court Clerk of Courts Charles Baker

770.531.7025

-     Clerk of Superior Court Deed Room: Contract Clerk’s Office to Schedule an Appointment

-     Office is opened during regular courthouse hours

 

PROBATE COURT

  • Office of Hall County Probate Court Judge Patty W. Laine
  • 770.531.6921

General Questions: LMillwood@HallCounty.org

Estates Questions: SCarley@HallCounty.org

Guardianships/Marriage Questions: PElliott@HallCounty.org

  • Weapons Questions: RHolladay@HallCounty.org
  • Essential functions—marriage licenses, Orders to Apprehend, Involuntary Commitments, and any guardianship that affects safety—will continue.  
  • No Weapons Carry Licenses will be processed.  Expiring licenses will be extended 30 days.

 

JUVENILE COURT

  • Office of NEJC Juvenile Court Chief Judge Lindsay Burton
  • 770.531.6927
  • 770.531.6929 – Juvenile Probation
  • 770.531.6928 – Juvenile Administration
  • Essential hearings will continue
  • Non-essential hearings will be heard via conference call
  • Citizen Review Panels are cancelled through April 13
  • Traffic court hearings are canceled. 
  • Truancy reviews/cases are canceled.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

  • Office of NEJC District Attorney Lee Darragh
  • 770.531.6965

SOLICITOR GENERAL

 

HALL COUNTY LEGAL ADVOCATES - Information regarding Temporary Protective Orders (TPO)

770.531.7153

-     All Screening for Protection Orders Will Be Conducted By Telephone Only

 

NEJC FAMILY LAW INFORMATION CENTER (FLIC)

770.531.2463

nejcflic@hallcounty.org

  • The Family Law Information Center is temporarily closed for in person appointments.  Please call.

 

NEJC INTERPRETIVE SERVICES

770.538.5375

InterpreterRequests@hallcounty.org

 

NEJC COURT ADMINISTRATION

770.532.1895

 

NEJC INDIGENT DEFENSE

770.531.7087

-      The office will be closed to the public.

-      If you need to apply for appointed counsel or need to ask questions, you can do so over the phone.  

-      If you need to make a payment, remember that we only accept money orders (keep your money order receipt).  

Payments should be mailed to:  

Indigent Defense

Attn:  Brandy Drexler

P.O. Box 1435

Gainesville, GA 30503

 

HALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CIVIL DIVISION

770.531.7090

 

NEJC TREATMENT SERVICES

770.536.3837

 

NEJC PRETRIAL RELEASE

770.297.2314

 

HALL COUNTY PROBATION SERVICES

678.997.2403

 

NEJC FELONY PROBATION

770.535.5710

 

NEJC PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE

770.718.5523

 

Extensive information regarding court operations can be found in Judge Gosselin’s Memorandum regarding the Statewide Declaration of Judicial Emergency here. 

In addition, Judge Melton’s order declaring a statewide judicial emergency can be found here. 

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