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ing unless I feel a party has been unfairly surprised with a new
argument or evidence.
judge Ural D. Glanville
College: Brevard College, 1982;
University of Georgia, 1984
Law school: University of Georgia
School of Law, 1987
previous Experience: Judge,
Fulton County Magistrate Court,
1995-2004; judge advocate, U. S.
Army Reserve, 1989-present. Current assignment: chief judge,
IMA Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 2013-present; current
judge john j. Goger
College: Xavier University, 1969
Law school: Boston College, 1973
Born: March 8, 1947
previous Experience: Kirwan,
Goger, Chesin & Parks, general
commercial litigation and corporate
representation with emphasis on
bankruptcy, and white collar criminal and political clients; U.S.
trustee panel member, 1979-95; author and editor, “Daniel’s
Georgia Handbook on Criminal Evidence” (2002) and “Daniel’s
Georgia Criminal Trial Practice Forms” (2002). State Court,
1995-98; Superior Court, 1998-present.
policies, procedures and Recommendations:
1. Division designation: EJ9.
2. Pretrial conferences and pretrial orders: Yes.
3. Require dispute resolution: Case-by-case basis.
4. Telephone conferencing: Yes.
5. Special settings: Yes.
6. Attaching supporting authorities: Yes.
7. Letter briefs: Yes.
8. Filings on computer disk: Yes.
9. Voir dire: I conduct general voir dire prior to attorney individualized questioning. Jurors are seated in the gallery area of
10. Court hours/breaks: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breaks are according to
the pace of the trial.
11. Available audio-visual equipment: In the courtroom and
also available through the law library.
12. Using audio-visual equipment: None.
13. Trial exhibits: None.
5. Special settings: Rarely. However, for good cause, I will
specially set a case within a specific trial calendar. Parties will
usually get two to three weeks notice of such a setting.
6. Attaching supporting authorities: Copies of key cases are
appreciated, especially if they emanate from federal courts or
courts outside Georgia.
7. Letter briefs: Yes, with prior permission from the court.
8. Filings on computer disk: The court appreciates a disk version of any proposed order that is lengthy or any proposed
order where the parties disagree on key provisions in Microsoft Word.
9. Voir dire: Jurors are seated in the jury box. Attorneys for
both sides ask general questions, then proceed with individual
10. Court hours/breaks: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch usually around
11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Breaks taken when jurors indicate a
11. Available audio-visual equipment: The courtroom has a full
audio-visual system available.
12. Using audio-visual equipment: Should be audible and easily visible to all jurors.
13. Trial exhibits: Exhibits must be marked and then shown to
the other side before trial.
14. Courtroom decorum: Must be courteous and professional.
Ask permission to approach a witness. Show documents to opposing counsel before presenting it to court or to a witness.
15. Jury charges: Prefer pattern charges. Strongly dislike repetitious jury charges.
16. Pattern charges: No, simply submit the title and page number on a sheet of paper.
17. Resolving pretrial issues prior to striking jury:
a) Criminal: Yes.
b) Civil: Yes.
18. What constitutes good cause for:
a) Granting continuances: Outlined in statute. Any requests
for a continuance, even if made with consent, should be accompanied with information regarding the discovery already
performed and what additional discovery is anticipated.
b) Extending discovery: Discussed by parties at an early status/
scheduling conference; includes illness or other unexpected
19. Order preparation guidelines: Simple orders are preferred.
Drafting party should always give opponent a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on a proposal order before
it is submitted to court.
20. Suggestions/admonitions for counsel: Please swap and
mark exhibits prior to appearing before the court. Parties
should discuss any dispute among themselves prior to seeking
court intervention. The court follows the long-standing tradition where plaintiff sits at counsel table nearest the jury box.
21. Irritating lawyer conduct: Discourteous behavior. Lack of
22. Other recommendations: I would like to rule from the
bench. I hesitate to allow supplemental briefing after a hear-