Published by the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in April 2016. Revised December 2018. Adopted from Ch.11: Appointing a Qualified Interpreter– Georgia State Court Benchbook.
The Council provides Georgia’s Superior courts with administrative support, research assistance, and communications. The Superior Court of Georgia is a court of general jurisdiction handling both civil and criminal law actions. Superior Court Judges preside over cases involving misdemeanors, contract disputes, premises liability, and various other actions. In addition, the Superior Court has exclusive equity jurisdiction over all cases of divorce, title to land, and felonies involving jury trials, including death penalty cases. The courts are divided into 10 judicial districts, with 49 circuits and 205 judges.