Georgia Appellate Courts Moving Into New $131 Million Judicial Center

The Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will be moving in December into the Nathan Deal Judicial Center, named for the former governor who allocated $131 million for that purpose. The project has been part of the strategic plan since 2008 but the design has been in the mind of the project’s lead architect for 20 years.

The Georgia Supreme Court will move in first. The 15-member Court of Appeals and its larger staff of 112 plus interns will move after the Supreme Court. Georgia Court of Appeals Clerk Steve E. Castlen said the move is “a complete upheaval of everything.” “Now we have judges spread out over different floors and buildings. Some of the offices are not nice. They’re awful,” Castlen said. “It’s overwhelming how great this new building is.”

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