General Practice & Trial | Comments Requested for the Draft Superior and State Court Appellate Practice Act

General Practice & Trial | Comments Requested for the Draft Superior and State Court Appellate Practice Act

The Certiorari Review Subcommittee of the Judicial Council of Georgia Standing Committee on Legislation was appointed on July 21, 2016, for the purpose of reviewing and reforming the current certiorari review procedure set forth in OCGA §§ 5-4-1 et seq. The Subcommittee proposes the draft Superior and State Court Appellate Practice Act, which would repeal and replace both the current notice of appeal and certiorari review statutes in OCGA Chapters 3 and 4 of Title 5 with a single, modern, logical, and relatively simplified “petition for review” process for superior or state court review of judicial and quasi-judicial decisions from municipal courts, non-Article 6 probate courts, magistrate courts, and other lower judicatories, as defined.

The Subcommittee now solicits comments from the bench, bar, and public regarding the draft Superior and State Court Appellate Practice Act, which is posted for comment at: georgiacourts.gov [ georgiacourts.gov ]