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How are court staff positions defined?
Attorney
The word attorney refers to any person admitted to practice in the superior courts of Georgia, and to any person who is permitted, in accordance with law, to represent a party in an action pending in a superior court of the State of Georgia, and to any person proceeding pro se in an action pending in a superior court of this state. The word attorney is synonymous with counsel in these rules.

Calendar Clerk
The term calendar clerk refers to that person who is charged with the responsibility of setting and scheduling all hearings and trials in actions assigned to a particular judge. Each calendar clerk carries out those duties under the supervision of the assigned judge or the designee of that judge. In the Paulding Judicial Circuit, the Superior Court Clerk assigns individual employees to be calendar clerks for each of the three elected superior court judges.

Court Administrator
The term court administrator refers to that person who is charged with the responsibility of organizing and administering non-judicial activities of the Superior Court including but not limited to managing the budget and finance of the court, case management, information technology, interpreters, and media relations.

The Court Administrator will also assist 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.

Judge
The word judge refers to any of the several active judges of the superior courts of Georgia, and to any senior or other judge authorized to serve as a judge of a superior court of this state.

Law Clerk
The term law clerk refers to that person who performs legal research and prepares and analyzes legal documents for a Superior Court Judge. Once a law clerk has passed the State Bar of Georgia that person may be referred to as a staff attorney.

Staff Attorney
Please refer to the law clerk definition.

Superior Court Clerk
The word clerk refers to the clerk of any of the several superior courts in this state and to the staff members serving as deputy clerks.

Superior Court

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1. How are court staff positions defined?
2. What does it mean when I receive a letter marked "Jury Summons" for the Superior Court of Paulding County?
3. Why do I need to answer the questions on the questionnaire that comes with the letter and the summons for jury duty?
4. How long does jury service last?
5. What if I can't come to Court on the day I am summoned for jury service?


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