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Georgia's Chief Justice Calls for Action on Staff Shortages and Judicial Security in Joint Assembly

Georgia’s Chief Justice delivered his state of the judiciary to a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday. Justice Michael Boggs told lawmakers backlogs of court cases that built up during the pandemic are on the decline but that shortages of prosecutors, public defenders, court reporters and other court staff continue to plague the court system.

Boggs urged lawmakers to pass House Bill 947, which would overhaul the system for paying certain top judges in the state. Boggs also supported proposed legislation to require that personal information on judges, such as their addresses, be kept confidential to help protect them from growing threats to judges nationwide.

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