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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:07 am

Dunwoody Municipal Court Judge Kenneth Wickham was confirmed as president of the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges by more than 200 judges from around the State at the 2012 annual business and training meeting held June 20-22 at the Jekyll Island Club. Judge Wickham served as president-elect of the body for the last year.

The Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges is the governing body of all municipal courts in the state. The president holds a voting seat on the Judicial Council of the state of Georgia which is made up of the presidents of all classes of courts in Georgia including the Supreme Court, Appeals, Superior, State, Probate, Juvenile, Magistrate and municipal courts. The Judicial Council of the State of Georgia is the governing and oversight body for all classes of courts in Georgia.

The Council of Municipal Court Judges (OCGA §36-32-40) was created to further the improvement of the municipal courts and the administration of justice. The council assists municipal court judges throughout the state in the execution of their duties and promotes and assists in their training. All judges of municipal courts are members of the council. The executive committee is composed of five officers and two representatives from each of the 10 judicial administrative districts.

Prior to being elected President Judge Wickham held district representative, decretary and vice president, and president-elect positions with the Council. Judge Wickham is serving his second term as municipal court judge in Dunwoody and serves as chief judge for the city of Norcross and as a visiting judge with the Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court.

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