Legislation passed during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly paved the way for changes to the make-up and governance of Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). And Georgia citizens overwhelmingly supported the passage of Amendment 3 to amend the state’s constitution in November.
Under the new law, and effective January 1, 2017, the commission will consist of two judges of any court selected by the Supreme Court, one member of the State Bar of Georgia appointed by the President of the Senate, one member of the State Bar of Georgia appointed by the Speaker of the House, two citizen members appointed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House along with one member of the State Bar of Georgia appointed by the Governor, who will serve as chairperson of JQC.
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