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UNIFORM RULES
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FOR THE JUVENILE COURTS OF GEORGIA
ADOPTED
Pursuant to
ART.VI,SEC.IX,PAR.I
of the
CONSTITUTION OF 1983
BY
THE SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA
with the advice and consent of the
COUNCIL OF JUVENILE COURT JUDGES
Effective July 1, 1985
________________
 
TABLE OF RULES

1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

1.1    Scope
1.2    Local Operating Procedures
1.3    Certification of Judicial Officers
1.4    Judges Practicing in Other Courts
1.5    New Judge Orientation Training

2. OFFICERS OF THE COURT AND COURT PERSONNEL

2.1    Appointments by the Judge
2.2    Clerk of the Court
            (a) Duties
            (b) Deputy Clerks
2.3    Court Reporters
2.4    Probation Officers
2.5    Intake Officers
2.6    Language Line Service Interpreters
2.7    Telephone and Video Conference

3. COURT RECORDS

3.1    Court Records
            (a) Submission of Records to the Council
3.2    Docket
3.3    Removal of Papers from Clerk's Office
3.4    Initiation of Proceedings for Sealing of Records
3.5    Hearings
3.6    Effect
3.7    Reopening of Sealed Records
3.8    Forms
3.9    Sharing of Court Records Among Juvenile Courts
3.10   Records of Citizen Review Panels

4. COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS

4.1    Receipt of Complaint and Petition
4.2    Screening Process
4.3    Informal Adjustment
4.4    Dismissal of Complaint
4.5    Motion for Extension
4.6    Commencement of Proceeding for Child on Aftercare to the Department of Juvenile Justice
4.7    Juvenile Rights Form

5. COMMENCEMENT OF FORMAL PROCEEDINGS

5.1    Methods
5.2    Transfer of Custody and Support Questions from Superior Courts
5.3    Intrastate Transfer of Cases Among Juvenile Courts
5.4    Transfer of Delinquency Case From Superior Court

6. FILING OF PETITION

6.1    When May a Petition be Filed
6.2    Definition of Filing
6.3    Preliminary Determination
6.4    Style of Petition
6.5    Content of Petition
6.6    Amendment to Petition
6.7    Withdrawal of Petition
6.8    Time Limitations
6.9    Responsive Pleadings and Motions

7. DISCOVERY AND MOTIONS

7.1    When Discovery is Permitted
7.2    How Discovery May Be Made
7.3    Time Periods
7.4    Hearing on the Motion
7.5    Pretrial Procedure
7.6    Responsive Pleadings
7.7    Continuances
7.8    Filing
7.9    Other Motions

8. DETENTION HEARING

8.1    Purpose
8.2    Notice
8.3    Commencement of Hearing
8.4    Conditional Release
8.5    Violation of Conditions
8.6    Continuance

9. BOND HEARING

9.1    Application
9.2    Hearing

10. ARRAIGNMENT HEARING

10.1   Nature And Purpose
10.2   Notice
10.3   Waiver
10.4   Pleas

11. ADJUDICATORY HEARING

11.1   Nature and Purpose
11.2   Dismissal
11.3   Continuance
11.4   Social History

12. DISPOSITIONAL HEARING; CONTINUANCE

12.1   Continuance

13. JUVENILE TRAFFIC OFFENSES

14. COURT OF INQUIRY

15. LIMITATIONS OF TIME ON ORDERS OF DISPOSITION

15.1   Termination of Parental Rights
15.2   Other Orders of Disposition
15.3   Termination of Order
15.4   Early Termination of Probation

16. MODIFICATION OR VACATION OF ORDER

16.1   Grounds for Modification or Vacation of Order
16.2   Modification of Probation Rules
16.3   Petition for Modification or Vacation
16.4   Hearing

17. ENTRY OF JUDGMENT

17.1   Signing

18. CONTEMPT ORDERS

18.1   Contempt of Court
18.2   Rule Nisi

19. APPEALS; SUPERSEDEAS

19.1   Appeals and Supersedeas
19.2   Appeals from Associate Judge's Decision

20. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXAMINATIONS

20.1   By Court Order
20.2   Costs
20.3   Disposition of Mentally Ill or Mentally Retarded Child

21. COURT COSTS

21.1   Care of Child
21.2   Appeals

22. UNIFORM RULES COMMITTEE

22.1   Creation and Duties

23. PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION

23.1   Style of the Case
23.2   Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
23.3   Relation to Other Uniform Rules
23.4   Hearing Conducted by Judge
23.5   Notification Hearing
23.6   Court Order
23.7   Record and Transcript
23.8   Disclosure of Information Generally
23.9   Disclosure of Information on Appeal

24. JUDICIAL AND CITIZEN REVIEW FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

24.1   Case Review of Children in Foster Care; Generally
24.2   Creation of Judicial Citizen Review Panels
24.3   Program Guidelines
24.4   Appointments; Term of Service; Vacancies; and Removal from Office
24.5   Training and Certification
24.6   Panel Composition; Quorum; and Emergency Substitution Procedure
24.7   Duties of the Judicial Citizen Review Panels
24.8   Confidentiality of Proceedings
24.9   Conflict of Interest
24.10  Notice of Case Reviews
24.11  Workload of the Panels
24.12  Access to Case Information; Time Frames
24.13  Panel Review Hearings
24.14  Placement Agency Attendance
24.15  Additional Procedures and Practices
24.16  Maintenance of Records

25. ATTORNEYS

25.1  Leaves of Absence
25.2  Withdrawal of Counsel
25.3  Entry of Appearance

26. ACCESS TO JUVENILE COURT PROCEEDINGS

26.1  Access to Juvenile Court Proceedings
26.2  Electronic and Photographic News Coverage of Juvenile Court Proceedings

27. RECUSAL

27.1   Motions
27.2   Affidavit
27.3   Duty of the Trial Judge
27.4   Procedure Upon a Motion for Disqualification
27.5   Selection of Judge
27.6   Findings and Ruling
27.7   Voluntary Recusal

28. CENTRAL CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY

28.1   Creation

29. ELECTRONIC FILING IN JUVENILE COURT

29.1   Electronic Filing Generally
29.2   Court and Court Agents
29.3   Document Format of Pleadings, Motions, Briefs, and Exhibits
29.4   filing of Complaint, Petition, or Other document Requiring Service of Process
29.5   Exhibits
29.6   Time of Filing, Confirmation of Filing, Notices, Service Interruptions
29.7   Service Interruptions
29.8   Privacy