Due to the Judicial State of Emergency from the Covid-19 pandemic, please see below:

Jury trials have been temporarily suspended by the Georgia Supreme Court.  Please see the announcement dated December 22, 2020, by clicking here.  View the most recent Emergency Order issued by the Supreme Court, which also discusses the suspension of jury trials, by clicking here.

View the most recent Emergency Order issued by the Appalachian Judicial Circuit by clicking here.

All civil and criminal hearings shall be by video remote participation until February 28, 2021.  Beginning on March 1, 2021, the assigned judge shall determine if a hearing will be by remote video or in-person.  In the event a hearing is in-person, at no time shall more than ten (10) individuals be in the courtroom at any one time, excluding bailiffs, court reporter, court security officers, clerks(s) and judge.

Any party or attorney wishing to present a Rule Nisi to set a matter by remote video or for an in-person hearing shall present the same to the assigned judge until further order of this Court.   The assigned judge may elect to set the hearing or direct the party/attorney to the Clerk of Superior Court to set the matter on a regular civil nonjury date that is listed on the Revised 2021 Superior Court Calendar, posted below. Any matter that exceeds two (2) hours must be authorized by the judge directly. Both essential and non-essential cases may be scheduled by Rule Nisi at the discretion of the presiding judge assigned to the case; the cases are not required to be “emergencies” to proceed.

Criminal cases may be set for a hearing using the same procedure in place prior to the issuance of state or circuit emergency judicial orders, but all hearings are by video remote participation until at least February 28, 2021.

The Revised 2021 Superior Court Calendar for the Appalachian Circuit is posted below.

  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the Juvenile Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the assigned Probate Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the assigned Magistrate Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the Juvenile Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the assigned Probate Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the assigned Magistrate Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.

Yearly Calendars

2021 Superior Court (printable)–Amended Calendar Was Uploaded 2/9/2021
2021 Juvenile Court Calendar (printable)

Remote Proceedings

Superior Court Remote Hearings
Juvenile Court Remote Hearings

Superior Court Remote Hearings

Juvenile Court Remote Hearings