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  • Oct 20

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training - Alpharetta... [Read More]

  • Oct 20

    2014 Human Trafficking Enforcement Training... [Read More]

  • Oct 21

    Abuse in Unlicensed Personal Care Homes: Investigation and Prosecution... [Read More]

  • Oct 21

    2014 Human Trafficking Enforcement Training... [Read More]

  • Oct 23

    Asset Forfeiture Training - Forsyth... [Read More]

  • Oct 24

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training - Sandy Springs... [Read More]

  • Nov 13

    Family Violence - Camilla... [Read More]

  • Nov 14

    Family Violence - Dawson... [Read More]

  • Nov 21

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training - Valdosta... [Read More]

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Employment

District Attorneys and Solicitors-General recruit and select professional personnel for their respective judicial circuits and counties. Vacancy announcements are posted as a service to these elected chief prosecutors. Please follow the reply instructions included in each announcement. Other employment announcements from the prosecution community are also posted on a regular basis. The Prose... [more]

News Flash

2015 State Charitable Contributions Program

Every year employees across the state demonstrate their compassion and generosity through the official workplace giving campaign for state employees and the university system. Our 2015 State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) Annual Campaign will run from October 1 through October 31, 2014. During the campaign, you will learn more about how we can address critical needs in Georgia, acr... [read on]

FYI: ABA Formal Advisory Opinion 467

On September 8, 2014, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued Formal Advisory Opinion 467 stating that prosecuting attorneys with managerial authority or supervisory responsibility must adopt “reasonable policies and procedures” that will ensure that all lawyers and nonlawyers in their offices conform to the rules of professional conduct. FYI: ABA Formal Advisory Opinion 467... [read on]

We're Not Gonna Take It

DID YOU KNOW an estimated 10% of young adults in Georgia high schools misuse or abuse prescription drugs every year? That percentage comes to approximately 20,000 students statewide. While that is discouraging in numbers, it is encouraging to know over 90% of Georgia's high school students do not misuse or abuse prescription drugs. We are encouraging and asking you to say, “We’re Not Go... [read on]

Georgia Law Enforcement and the Open Records Act

A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Open Records in Georgia,Third Edition (2014), is now available. This booklet, also known as The Blue Book, was a collaborative effort between the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Law, Georgia First Amendment Foundation, Georgia Press Association, Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Georgia... [read on]

FYI: McLaughlin v. Payne

In McLaughlin v. Payne, S14A0220, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 576 (July 11, 2014), the Supreme Court of Georgia finds that a District Attorney's personal interest in the outcome of a case caused the disqualification of his entire office. FYI: McLaughlin v. Payne... [read on]

FYI: Riley v. California

In Riley v. California, No. 13-132 (June 25, 2014), the Supreme Court of the United States rules law enforcement may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested. FYI: Riley v. California... [read on]

FYI: Flading v. State

In Flading v. State, A14A0557 (May 22, 2014), the Georgia Court of Appeals upholds admission of a defendant’s agreement to plead guilty in exchange for an officer’s withdrawal of his sworn report in an Administrative License Suspension Proceeding in the defendant’s criminal DUI trial. FYI: Flading v. State... [read on]

Legislation Enacted During the 2014 Georgia General Assembly

The below is a summary of the Bills and Resolutions impacting prosecutors or the criminal justice system that passed during the 2014 Session of the Georgia General Assembly and, in the case of Bills, were approved by the Governor. Summary of Legislation that passed the 2014 General Assembly (PDF) We have provided a brief analysis by the contributing authors for each of the 106 Bills and Reso... [read on]

FYI: Prado Navarette v. California

In Prado Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 (April 22, 2014), the U. S. Supreme Court holds that an anonymous 911 call alleging a truck drove caller’s vehicle off the road provided reasonable and articulable suspicion that the driver of the truck was intoxicated and justified investigatory stop of the truck. FYI: Prado Navarette v. California... [read on]

National Computer Forensics Institute to offer 2014 Computer Forensics in Court for Prosecutors

The National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) is a partnership between the United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and the Alabama District Attorney’s Association to train state and local law enforcement, judges and prosecutors in computer forensics and digital evidence. If selected, you will be attending this course with twenty-three other prosecutors from all over t... [read on]

FYI: Schedule II Narcotic Drug v. Non-Narcotic Drug

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30 the punishment for the purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of narcotic drugs listed in Schedule II is separate and distinct from the purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of non-narcotic drugs in Schedule II. O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(c) & (e). FYI: Schedule II Narcotic Drug v. Non-Narcotic Drug... [read on]

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Model Notice

The Department Of Labor issued Technical Release No. 2013-02, which discussed, in part, the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that applicable employers provide a notice to employees informing them of the Health Insurance Marketplace. This notice must be provided by October 1, 2013 to current employees, and to new employees hired after October 1, 2013, within 14 days of their start date. Each e... [read on]

TEAMWORKS Travel & Expense (Concur)

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council (PAC) has elected to participate in the State’s online TEAMWORKS Travel & Expense (TTE) system (CONCUR) with the State Accounting Office (SAO).  Through this system the entire travel and expense process is automated, with the goal of providing faster service to you and increasing efficiency for PAC staff.  Effective July 1, 2013, state employe... [read on]

URGENT: Permanent Injunction Re: OCGA 16-11-200 thru 16-11-203

On March 20, 2013, Judge Thomas W. Thrash, United District Court, N.D. Ga., issued the attached order permanently enjoining enforcement of the following Code sections: OCGA 16-11-200 (transporting or moving illegal aliens); OCGA 16-11-201 (concealing, harboring, or shielding an illegal alien); and OCGA 16-11-202 (inducing an illegal alien to enter state).  These Code section... [read on]

Business Record Certification

The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council has produced a Business Record Certification form which complies with OCGA Sect. 24-8-803(6) and OCGA Sect. 25-9-902(11).  The Certification is patterned after the Federal Business Record Certification.  Also we have produced a form cover letter, patterned after the Federal Cover letter,  which may be used to accompany the subpoena for the produc... [read on]

GBI: Notice of Proposed Amendments to Chapter 92-3

The GBI’s Division of Forensic Sciences has recently sent out notification requesting that the Board of Public Safety amend the GBI rules that specify which breath testing equipment is approved for use in Georgia as required by O.C.G.A. §§ 40-5-67.1 and 40-6-392.   This notification starts the formal process under the state’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), O.C.G.A. § 40-13-... [read on]

Legal Forms & Templates

Business Records Certification Business Records Certification - Cover Letter, Subpoena Letter to Clerk (complaint) Complaint 1 Complaint 2 Consent Order Default Judgment Forfeiture Lein 1 Forfeiture Lein 2 GBI DOFS Fax Cover Sheet General Civil Case Filing Information Form 1 General Civil Case Filing Information Form 2 General Civil Case Final Disposition Form Letter: Consent Order ... [read on]

Capital Litigation Resources

Capital cases, which are litigated with unusual tenacity, regularly raise legal issues that can be exceptionally difficult to resolve. So that convictions and sentences might withstand federal and state constitutional challenges at the appellate level, the Capital Litigation Division in the Atlanta office assists trial prosecutors by providing in-court assistance, technical advice, as well as le... [read on]

Conference Materials

Please Note: If the title of a session appears in black, it means that PAC has not yet received the handout from the speaker. Please check back periodically as we will be uploading handouts as we receive them up until, and in some cases after, the conference. For your convenience, the date that the handout was uploaded has been noted to the left of the presentation title. Select your Con... [read on]