Superior Court

Conasauga Judicial Circuit 
In Georgia, the Superior Court is the general jurisdiction trial court which has exclusive, constitutional authority to preside over felony criminal cases and cases regarding title to land, divorce, equity, declaratory judgments, habeas corpus, mandamus, quo warrants, prohibition and adoptions. The Court also exercises appellate jurisdiction from judgments of the probate and magistrate courts and provides general supervision of the juvenile court

The Conasauga Judicial Circuit is comprised of two counties: Murray (County Seat: Chatsworth) and Whitfield (County Seat: Dalton). These counties are located in Northwest Georgia and have a combined population of over 100,000. Four judges preside in the circuit and each is elected to a four year term. They preside over jury trials, rule on evidence, hear motions and render verdicts in bench trials in each county. The Court also provides a variety of programs which are managed by the Court Administrator.

Circuit Procedures 
Court Administration Contacts


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Whitfield County
205 N Selvidge Street
Dalton, GA 30720
Murray County
121 N. 3rd Ave
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Judges and Staff
Program Links
Other Information
Administration Staff
Roles and Responsibilities

The Office of Court Administration was established to manage the planning, business functions and support operations for the Superior Court Judicial Divisions. This includes responsibility for budgeting and accounting, personnel administration, resource, systems and facilities management as well as court program development and supervision for the Superior Court.

Areas of responsibility which fall under the Court Administrator’s office include public information to assist over 100,000 citizens annually, scheduling of interpreters for non-English speaking and hearing impaired parties, coordination of the court mandated Seminar for Divorcing Parents, administrative support of the Jury management services for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit, and the Treatment and Accountability court programs. The Court Administrator’s Office also has administrative oversight of the Conasauga Circuits Juvenile Courts and administrative support for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Trust Fund and the Law Library Trust Fund Boards.

Courthouse tours, use of courtrooms for mock trial competitions, and courtroom observations for visiting dignitaries are scheduled and coordinated through the Office of Court Administration.


The Court Administrator’s Office provides technology support for all Superior Court programs and courtrooms. Supported technologies vary depending on the county

Audiovisual Technology in Courtrooms
Superior Court Courtrooms are equipped with Audio Video systems to allow presentation of evidence from an Elmo (documents, photographs, x-rays) and input using an HDMI cable from your individual laptop or device. If your device uses an input other than HDMI then you will need to provide your own adapter. Displays are in place for jurors, at the party tables, witness, the judge and for the gallery. For information regarding use of the system for a hearing, please contact the Court Administrator’s Office 72 hours prior to the scheduled hearing. Hearing assistance through wireless headphones is available upon request.

Wireless Internet Access in Courthouse
Wireless internet access (WIFI) is provided for Court business and the public and is available throughout the courthouse to include: each courtroom, in the Clerk of Superior Court public areas, in the Jury Assembly room and in the Law Library. For access individuals must “like” the Whitfield County Facebook page which will then grant limited public access.

Administrative Procedures and Standing Orders
Law Library

The Law Library is open to the public and is located outside the Court Administration offices. At this time, there is no librarian that can help patrons locate and use relevant materials, suggest possible sources, and help define research questions.

Court Administration staff are not attorneys, and may not perform services that might constitute the unauthorized practice of law such as interpreting statutes, cases or regulations, filling out forms or giving legal advice. We can provide you with legal information as well as contact information for attorney referral or legal service organizations that may assist you.

Library Catalog

The Library’s print collection focuses primarily on Georgia law and provides access to print and online materials. It includes Georgia form books, law treatises and practice guides, Georgia Jurisprudence, Georgia Digest, Official Code of Georgia, and Georgia Laws. The library also has Georgia Appeals Reports and Georgia Reports. Some federal materials are available. We also have legal self-help books and several legal encyclopedias.

Westlaw is available for free online legal research.

List of Print Subscriptions

Materials may NOT be checked out or removed from the library.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Not available on holidays)