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Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236

The Front Doors entering the Atrium at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center will only be open for entry to the public from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding County Holidays.

State Court

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harold R. Banke Justice Center is conducting modified operations as indicated in the Clayton Judicial Circuit Comprehensive Court Operations – All Phases Guidelines.  Please ensure compliance with the guidelines to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Case information, court calendars, and relevant forms can be found throughout this website.  Parties, or attorneys in any matter, are welcome to contact the chambers of the judge assigned to their case by phone or email if they have any questions or concerns related to compliance with these guidelines. 

Court Operations Guidelines

Administration

The State Court is composed of five (5) Judges. All are elected by the citizens of Clayton County and serve four (4) year terms. State Court is a trial court with limited jurisdiction covering misdemeanor and traffic violations, prosecuted by the office of the Solicitor General, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount, unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction.

Chief Judge Linda S. Cowen

Chief Judge Linda S. Cowen

Judge Michael T. Garrett

Judge Michael T. Garrett

Judge Tammi Hayward

Judge Tammi Hayward

Judge Margaret Spencer

Judge Margaret Spencer

Judge Shalonda Jones-Parker

Judge Shalonda Jones-Parker