STATE COURT

Judge Nancy Bills

 JUDGE NANCY BILLS

The Rockdale State Court was established in 1987. The State Court is a trial court with limited jurisdiction covering misdemeanors and traffic violations, prosecuted by the Office of the District Attorney. This Court handles all civil actions regardless of the dollar amount unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction. The State Court Judge is elected to serve a four-year term.

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SUPERIOR COURT

Judge David Irwin

CHIEF JUDGE DAVID IRWIN
The Chief Judge handles the administrative tasks for the circuit. Superior Court Judges are elected to four-year terms in circuit-wide nonpartisan elections. Superior Court is a trial court of general jurisdictions. The Superior Court hears all felony criminal cases prosecuted by the Office of the District Attorney. The Superior Court hears civil actions and all appeals from lower courts of the circuit unless those are brought in State Court.

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SUPERIOR COURT

Judge Robert Mumford

JUDGE ROBERT MUMFORD

Superior Court Judges are elected to four-year terms in circuit-wide nonpartisan elections. The Superior Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction. The Superior Court hears all felony criminal cases prosecuted by the Office of the District Attorney. The Superior Court hears civil actions and all appeals from lower courts of the circuit unless those are brought in State Court.

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Judge and Jury Info

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Grand Jury and Trial Jury Service Overview

Both Grand Jurors and Trial Jurors are randomly selected from a master list identifying all citizens eligible for jury service within the County. The master list is compiled from drivers license information and from voter registration information.

Receipt of a juror summons by any person residing in the household is service upon the person whose name is on the juror summons. A knowing failure to obey this summons without justifiable cause may place the person who was summoned in contempt of court and subject to a possible fine as set forth in Title 15, Chapter 12 of the Code of Georgia.

If a person receives a juror summons for Rockdale County and no longer lives in the County, they must notify the jury clerk immediately.

Qualifications:
Any citizen of Georgia may serve on a Jury if he or she:

  • Is a citizen of the United States;
  • Is 18 years of age or older;
  • Is a current resident of the county and has resided in the county for at least six months prior to serving;
  • Is not a convicted felon who has not had voting rights restored.

Juror Orientation
All jurors scheduled for service will receive a brief orientation conducted by the Clerk of Courts. After the orientation is completed, jurors are administered an oath and will remain in the Jury Pool Room until called to report to a courtroom. Throughout the day, jurors may be selected randomly to report to a courtroom for either a civil or criminal case.

Jury service is for the entire week and may last beyond 5:00PM on any given day. Before you report for jury service, please make necessary arrangements to allow you to remain at Court until released.

Employer Information
No employer may discharge or demote any employee because the employee has been called for jury service, or is serving as a juror. Jurors should notify their employer immediately of their jury service. Jury Management will provide jurors with proof of service upon request.

Reporting Information

Location Jurors are to report to Room 110A, on the basement of the Rockdale County Courthouse, 922 Court Street, Conyers, GA 30012.

Parking Refer to the Jury Parking Map for parking information.

Reporting Time Jurors are to appear by 8:30 AM on their report date.

Attire Casual business attire is required. Shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs, shirts with controversial depictions or wording, or similar dress are not allowed in the courtrooms. The temperature in the courtroom is unpredictable, so please dress accordingly. Shoes must be worn at all times; beach sandals or flip-flops are prohibited.

Preparation Please plan to arrive early as courthouse parking is limited.

Exemptions and Deferrals
Upon completion of the proper affidavit, certain exemptions and deferments are allowed. All affidavits must be notarized or signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk in our Superior Civil office, room 204. The categories for exemption and/or deferral from jury service are listed on the Grand Jury and Trial Jury Forms page of this website.

This message is for jurors scheduled to begin jury service on Monday, July 22, 2019.  Jury service for the week of July 22-26, 2019 has been cancelled and no jurors are needed. Please DO NOT report to the Rockdale County Courthouse for jury service.  We would like to thank you for being available to serve on jury duty.

Jury Scam Alert

We have received inquiries from citizens regarding a telephone solicitation from out of state or anonymous callers. Read more…

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Please click here to complete your Juror Questionnaire.

Grand Jury Forms

AGE: Persons seventy (70) years of age or older shall be permanently excused upon request. You must provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.

CONVICTED FELON: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you have not had your civil rights restored. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.

DEFERRAL: No one is exempt and/or deferred from jury service because of his/her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status. In order to be deferred, you must complete a Grand Jury Service Affidavit and submit it to the Jury Clerk at your earliest convenience.

FULL-TIME STUDENT: Full-time students currently enrolled at a college, university, vocational school or other post-secondary school and taking classes or exams on the day of your scheduled service may be excused or deferred. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of student status (Current Enrollment Verification Form, Class Schedule, or Letter from Registrar).

MEDICAL: Provide a doctor’s excuse that is specific to your inability to serve as a juror, it can be temporary or permanent condition as indicated by your doctor. No affidavit is required.

MILITARY: Active service members on ordered military duty or spouses of such service members may be excused or deferred. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of active military status (Military Orders, Military ID, Letter from Commanding Officer).

NON-CITIZEN: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you are not a United States citizen. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit, and a copy of your Permanent Resident Card.

NON-RESIDENT: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you do not live in Rockdale County. Provide completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of residence change (drivers license, utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage documents, etc.).

PRIMARY CAREGIVER: Persons who are the primary custodial caregiver of a child six (6) years of age or younger. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit.

PRIMARY CARETAKER: Persons who are the primary caretaker for an individual over the age of six who has a medical condition and/or cognitive limitations, and is in need of constant care, may be excused. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and attach a letter from the person’s doctor stating that they need you as a caretaker for their condition.

TEACHER IN A HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM: Persons who are the primary teacher in a home school program, as defined by O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c). Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and attach your current Declaration of Intent.

MENTALLY INCOMPETENT: Any individual who has been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent must provide a letter from your doctor.

PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM: Any individual charged with a felony offense and who is in pretrial release program, a pretrial release and diversion program, or a pretrial intervention and diversion program, as provided for in Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 15 or Article 5 of Chapter 8 of Title 42 or pursuant to Uniform Superior Court Rule 27, a similar diversion program from another state, or a similar federal court diversion program for a felony offense must provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.

CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE: Any individual sentenced for a felony offense pursuant to Code Section 16-13-2 who has not completed the terms of his or her sentence must provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.

FIRST OFFENDER: Any individual serving a sentence for a felony offense pursuant to Article 3 of Chapter 8 of Title 42 or serving a first offender sentence for a felony offense pursuant to another state’s law must provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.

ACCOUNTABILITY COURT: Any individual who is participating in a drug court division, mental health court division, veterans court division, a similar court program from another state, or a similar federal court program for a felony offense. Provide a completed Grand Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID.

All Affidavits must be notarized OR signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk in our Superior Civil office, room 200.

You may submit your jury service affidavit and any required documentation in several ways:

In person or by mail:

Jury Clerk
Rockdale Clerk of Superior and State Courts
922 Court St., Room 200
P.O. Box 937
Conyers, GA 30012

By email: jury@rockdalecounty.org

By fax: (770) 278-8953

 

Deferrals requested in the week prior to service will only be granted for emergencies.

 

Trial Jury Forms

AGE: Persons seventy (70) years of age or older shall be permanently excused upon request and presentation of a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit

CONVICTED FELON: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you have not had your voting rights restored. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and a copy of your ID. 

DEFERRAL: No one is exempt and/or deferred from jury service because of her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status. In order to be deferred, you must fill out a Trial Jury Service Affidavit and submit it to the Jury Clerk at your earliest convenience. 

FULL-TIME STUDENT: Full-time students currently enrolled at a college, university, vocational school or other post-secondary school and taking classes or exams on the day of your scheduled service may be excused or deferred. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of student status (Current Enrollment Verification Form, Class Schedule, or Letter from Registrar). 

MEDICAL: Provide a doctor’s excuse that is specific to your inability to do jury duty, it can be temporary or permanent condition as indicated by your doctor, no affidavit is required. 

MILITARY: Active service members on ordered military duty or spouses of such service members may be excused or deferred. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of active military status (Military Orders, Military ID, Letter from Commanding Officer). 

NON-CITIZEN: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you are not a United States citizen. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit, a copy of your ID, and a copy of your Permanent Resident Card. 

NON-RESIDENT: You may not serve on a Rockdale County Jury if you do not live in Rockdale County. Provide completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach proof of residence change (driver’s license, utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage documents, etc.). 

PRIMARY CAREGIVER: Persons who are the primary caregiver of a child six (6) years of age or younger. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit

PRIMARY CARETAKER: Persons who are the primary caretaker for an individual over the age of six who has a medical condition and/or cognitive limitations, and is in need of constant care, may be excused. Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach a letter from the person’s doctor stating that they need you as a caretaker for their condition. 

TEACHER IN A HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM: Persons who are the primary teacher in a home school program, as defined by O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c). Provide a completed Trial Jury Service Affidavit and attach your current Declaration of Intent. 

All Affidavits must be notarized OR signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk in our Superior Civil office, room 200. You may submit your jury service affidavit and any required documentation in several ways: 

In person or by mail:

Jury Clerk
Rockdale Clerk of Superior and State Courts
922 Court St., Room 200
P.O. Box 937
Conyers, GA 30012

By email: jury@rockdalecounty.org

By fax: (770) 278-8953

 

Deferrals requested in the week prior to service will only be granted for emergencies.

 

COURT HOUSE ADDRESS

922 Court Street
Conyers, GA 30012

Mailing Address -
Superior Court Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 937
Conyers, GA 30012

Phone: (770) 278-7900
Fax: (770) 278-7921
Jury Phone: (770) 278-7902

Mailing Address -
State Court Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 938
Conyers, GA 30012

Mailing Address -
Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 210
Conyers, GA 30012