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Magistrate Court's jurisdiction encompasses civil claims of $15,000 or less, county ordinance violations, applications for and issuance of arrest and search warrants, preliminary hearings, dispossessory writs, and distress warrants. No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from decisions in landlord, tenant and civil cases are made to the Superior and State courts.

Chief Magistrate
Kristina Hammer Blum

Clerk's Civil Office
Clerk, Gwinnett County Magistrate Court
Civil Division
P.O. Box 246
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0246
(770)-822-8100
Clerk's Criminal Office
Clerk, Gwinnett County Magistrate Court
Criminal Division
P.O. Box 344
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0344
(770)-619-6720
Judge Civil Division
Gwinnett County Magistrate Court
Civil Division
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6935
(770)-822-8088
Judge Criminal Division
Gwinnett County Magistrate Court
Criminal Division
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(770)-619-6700


FULL TIME MAGISTRATE APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
From the Office of the Chief Magistrate

Chief Magistrate Kristina Hammer Blum is pleased to announce the opening of one full time Magistrate Judge position; this position was created by the recent appointment of Judge Angela D. Duncan to the Gwinnett County Superior Court.

The position will become open as early as January 1, 2020.

To meet the minimum legal qualifications (O.C.G.A. § 15-10-22 and § 15-6-4), each Applicant must:
* be at least 30 years of age;
* have been a citizen of the State of Georgia for at least three (3) years;
* be a citizen of the United States;
* have been a member, in good standing, of the State Bar of Georgia for at least seven (7) years;
* be a registered voter; and
* have been a resident of Gwinnett County for at least two (2) years.

To be eligible for consideration, a completed Application Package must be received by the Administrative Office of the Courts on or before 5:00 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019. Each Applicant must submit thirteen (13) unbound copies of the Application Package, which consists of the following: resume with cover letter; completed Magistrate Court Application & Questionnaire; signed Authorization Form; and completed Judicial Ethics Quiz. Even if you have applied in the past, you must submit a new Application Package to be considered.

The Magistrate Court Application Package and Judicial Ethics Quiz is available below and hard copies of same can be obtained during normal business hours from the Administrative Office of the Courts, located on the third floor of the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Building.



Should you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to Phil Boudewyns at 770.822.8564 or courtinfo@gwinnettcounty.com.

Please do not apply online. Please direct completed Application Packages to:

Philip Boudewyns
Court Administrator
Gwinnett Judicial Circuit
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

 

Magistrate Judges & Staff

Magistrate Staff


Magistrate Administration

Court Administrator :
Philip M Boudewyns

Clerk of Magistrate Court :
Richard T. Alexander