2021 Georgia Code
Title 38 - Military, Emergency Management, and Veterans Affairs
Chapter 3 - Emergency Management
Article 3 - Emergency Powers
Part 2 - Judicial Emergency


Cross references.

- War on Terrorism Local Assistance, T. 36, C. 75.

Court security and emergency operations, Ga. Unif. Super. Ct. 45.

Practicing law when emergencies impact justice system, Ga. S. Ct. 121.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2004, p. 420, § 1, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall be known and may be cited as the 'Judicial Emergency Act of 2004.'"

Ga. L. 2004, p. 420, § 2, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "The General Assembly finds that the proper functioning of this state's judicial system is essential to the administration of justice. Further, the General Assembly finds that our courts are subject to being disrupted and the rights of the people are subject to being denied in the event of certain attacks or emergencies, whether natural or man-made in origin. The General Assembly finds that it is in the best interests of the proper functioning of the courts and, ultimately, of the people, to provide our judicial system with a means by which to adjust certain rights, deadlines, and schedules to take into account the potentially devastating effects of a judicial emergency."

For application of this part in 2020 and 2021, see Executive Orders 07.31.20.02, 09.15.20.01, 09.30.20.02, 10.30.20.02, 11.13.20.01, 11.30.20.02, 12.08.20.01, 12.30.20.02, 01.15.21.01, 01.29.21.02, 02.15.21.01, 02.26.21.02, 03.12.21.01, 3.31.21.03, and 05.28.21.02.

A listing of Executive Orders issued in 2020 and 2021 can be found at https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders.

Law reviews.

- For article, "Statewide Judicial Emergency: Judicial Order by the Supreme Court of Georgia Declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency," see 37 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 31 (2020).

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