Court Administration

The Court Administrator for Paulding County is responsible for managing the efficient and effective operations of the Courts.

In general terms, the Court Administrator’s duties include organizing and administering non-judicial activities of the Court including budgeting, grant writing and administration, program supervision, training, and facilities management. The Court Administrator also assists in the development and implementation of innovative programs and procedures to improve court operations and serve as a liaison with local and state government agencies, other courts, the bar, as well as the news media and community.

Listed below are a few of the programs administered by the Office of Court Administration.

Interpreter Program

It is the role of the Court Administrator to schedule interpreters for the courts.

Pursuant to the inherent powers of the Court and the Georgia Constitution of 1983, and in order to secure the rights of non-English speaking persons, the Supreme Court has promulgated rules that establish a statewide plan for the use of interpreters by the Courts of Georgia.

The Superior Court Interpreters Program maintains a list of approved court interpreters that are Certified with the Georgia Commission on Interpreters.

Permanent Process Server Program

A process server must have an order from the court each time he or she is to serve papers. Beginning in 2007, the Paulding County Superior Court judges elected to start a program enabling process servers to receive a standing order for a year instead of requiring a new order each time. To become a permanent process server in Paulding County a person must full out an application and have it endorsed by an attorney. After a criminal background check is done, he or she may be awarded permanent status and be allowed to serve any papers dealing with a Superior Court case for one year.

CORONA VIRUS HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

Certain general practices have to be followed to ensure the health and safety of both court employees and the public.  There are certain general practices that need to be applied to our courts to meet the unique need of each court. The practices presented within the link provided, are to assist our courts meet the challenges of resuming operations in the wake of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. 

http://www.paulding.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9785/Coronavirus-Health-and-Safety-Guildlines