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.
Zoom Instructions and COVID Guidelines
You are required by law to be present for this hearing, by video conference or in person. Failure to appear will result in the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest and may result in the forfeiture of your bond.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all court appearances will be conducted through remote video conferencing that is open to the public. The State Court offers two options for appearance:
- OPTION #1 – ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE
If you have access to the Zoom video conferencing program on a smart phone, computer or tablet, you may appear before the Court without physically traveling to the Justice Center.
The Court strongly encourages this method of appearance.
If you intend on using Zoom with a computer or tablet, you may access the video conference by visiting www.zoom.us on the date and time printed above. Select “join a meeting” and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode printed on the notice.
- OPTION #2 – PHYSICAL APPEARANCE AT THE JUSTICE CENTER
If you do not have access to Zoom, the Court will be conducting hearings from Courtroom 304 of the Justice Center. If you choose this option, you must be present in the courtroom on the date and time listed above. There, you will be instructed by deputies on how to join a video conference with the Court.
The Court notes that Masks are required inside the Justice Center. Additionally, all parties are required to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and are strongly encouraged to report alone, if possible.
If you intend to appear in person, but are sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, you will not be permitted to enter the Justice Center. Please contact Judge Cowen’s office to make alternate scheduling arrangements:
Kelly Bartlett – Kelly.Bartlett@claytoncountyga.gov or 770-477-4500
If you are represented by counsel, please contact your attorney prior to the court date. Your attorney must be present during the video conference. If you physically appear, your attorney need not accompany you-he or she will be provided the Zoom login information by the Court.
If you are not represented by counsel and want to attempt to resolve your case prior to the issued court date, please contact the Solicitor General’s office, with your name and case number handy, at 770-477-3380.