Mr. Boring began by giving a legislative update. He stated that the Judicial Qualifications Commission had retained the same budget
for the past three years. Mr. Boring discussed the increased number of complaints that were received last year, and he stated that we are
currently on track to receive 600 complaints this year. With those statistics in mind, Mr. Boring stated that he recently has made presentations to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee for an increase in our annual budget. He stated that the budget increase has passed
the House, and he looks for a positive outcome.
Mr. Boring then asked the Panel for their input on holding the June meeting in conjunction with the Annual Georgia State Bar meeting
in Destin, Florida.
Discussion following among the Panel regarding same. It was decided that the Panel would hold their June meeting during the Annual Georgia State Bar meeting. Further details will follow as they are finalized.
Mr. Boring then briefly discussed the monthly meeting schedule for the remainder of the year. He reminded the Panel to notify him if
they are unable to attend any meeting in advance if possible. Panel attendance ultimately determines whether guests will be invited to
the meeting and the ability to vote on some matters.
Mr. Boring then directed the Panel’s attention to the recently revised Record Retention Policy.
A brief discussion following among the Panel regarding the Record Retention Policy.
Mr. Boring then directed the Panel’s attention to the current Financial Report. He stated that the Judicial Qualifications Commission is doing well, but we need additional funds in the budget.
The Panel then discussed the election intervention committee and its duties.
There being no old or new business for discussion, the Open Meeting was adjourned.
These minutes were approved by the Judicial Qualifications Commission on March 20, 2020.
Pope Langdale, Chairman
Charles P. Boring, Director