Director Boring updated the Panel on the recent Judicial Council meeting. Honorable Chief Justice Melton has lifted the restriction of Georgia Grand Jury Proceedings and plans to allow Jury Trial Proceedings before the end of this year. Some jurisdictions are now conducting Grand Jury Proceedings. Director Boring expects this will cause an increase of complaints.
The Investigative Panel decided that the outstanding meeting dates for 2020 will remain the same. The November 20, 2020 meeting will be held at Taylor English
Duma, LLP. A quorum has been confirmed. The December 18, 2020 meeting location is to be determined.
Director Boring informed the Investigative Panel about recent and upcoming trainings that the JQC will be presenting.
Director Boring has spoken with Representative Andy Welch about the Judicial Qualifications Commission requesting a budget increase for Fiscal Year 2022.