Council Profile

The Council of Juvenile Court Judges is composed of all judges of the courts exercising jurisdiction over juveniles. Council membership for Fiscal Year 2017 includes 148 members: 66 Full-Time Juvenile Courts Judges, 29 Part-Time Juvenile Court Judges; 9 Full-Time Associate Juvenile Court Judges and 8 Part-Time Associate Juvenile Court Judges; 15 Pro Tempore Judges, 4 Superior Court Judges exercising Juvenile Court Jurisdiction; and 17 Senior Judges.

Mission Statement

The Council Staff provides support to juvenile courts through legal research services, legislative tracking, and specialized programs to assist in protecting the best interests of children and the state. Council policies are set by the Executive Committee, which is comprised of the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past-President; and the Executive Council which comprises a District Representative from across the state. There are 10 standing committees -- Accountability Courts, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BHADD), Benchbook/Uniform Rules, Children in Need of Services (CHINS), Delinquency, Education/Certification, Legislative, Dependency, Resource Development (Grants), and Technology. These committees make recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee

President
Judge Benjamin 'Ben' Brinson

President-Elect
Judge James R. Whitfield

Vice-President
Judge Philip Spivey

Secretary
Judge Juliette Wilshire Scales

Treasurer
Judge Lisa Rambo

Immediate Past-President
Judge John Benjamin Sumner

Judicial District Representatives ~

  • District 1 - Judge Linnie Darden
  • District 2 - Judge Edward Ross Collier
  • District 3 - Judge Joey M. Loudermilk
  • District 4 - Judge Fatima A. El-Amin
  • District 5 - Judge Wenona Belton
  • District 6 - Judge Thomas Palmer
  • District 7 - Judge C. Gregory Price
  • District 8 - Judge Sherri McDonald
  • District 9 - Judge Robert L. Waller
  • District 10 - Judge Robin Shearer