Georgia Court of Appeals to Hold Special Session at Mercer Law School

Mercer Law Court of Appeals Visit

MACON –  The Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the Bell-Jones Courtroom at Mercer Law School on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m..

The visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the court in action. The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Presiding Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Judge Elizabeth Gobeil and Judge Ken Hodges.

At the start of the session, the Court will hold a short admission ceremony allowing any recent law school graduates, alumni or members of the local bar who are not already admitted to the Court of Appeals to be admitted at the special session.

To participate in the admissions ceremony, download and complete the application for admission and send an email to Mary Bennett and Lisa Reaves by Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. to ensure your admission certificate will be ready on the day of court. Attorneys seeking admission must check in at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, turn in the application and pay the $30 fee. If the court does not have your name in advance, you may still turn in the completed application and the $30 fee on Sept. 10, and the clerk’s office will mail your certificate to you.

The cases to be heard as part of the Third Division of the Court are:

  • A19A1887 Hilton Worldwide Inc. et al. v. Sherraine Houston et al. and A19A1888 Sherraine Houston et al v. Hilton Worldwide Inc. et al. These cases are companion cases and will be argued as one case. The Court granted them to have additional time to argue making this a 40-minute argument (20 minutes each side).

           Appellant’s Brief A19A1887
           Appellee’s Brief A19A1887
           Appellant’s Brief  A19A1888
           Appellee’s Brief A19A1888

  • A19A2004 Moosa Company, LLC v. Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue

           Appellant’s Brief A19A2004
           Appellee’s Brief A19A2004

  • A19A1613 Tami Carter v. Walgreen Company

           Appellant’s Brief A19A1613
           Appellee’s Brief A19A1613

  • A19A2056 In Re Estate of Louise Ray Burkhalter

           Appellant’s Brief A19A2056
           Appellee’s Brief A19A2056

Following the cases, the court will have a Q&A with students and members of the audience.

The Georgia Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in Georgia. It was established in 1906 and has 15 judges who serve in five divisions. The Court of Appeals has statewide appellate jurisdiction of all cases except those involving constitutional questions, murder and habeas corpus cases where original appellate jurisdiction lies with the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeals may certify legal questions to the Supreme Court.