STOCKBRIDGE — Matthew McCord, judge of the Stockbridge Municipal Court, was recently appointed to two statewide committees.

McCord was appointed by Georgia Chief Justice Harold D. Melton to the Georgia Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government, as well as the Judicial Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.

According to a release from the city of Stockbridge, Melton charged McCord and others with “gathering research, examining and evaluating best practices, and encouraging all classes of Georgia courts and court councils to establish policies to prevent sexual harassment.”

McCord has served as Stockbridge’s Municipal Court judge since he was sworn in back in January 2014. He has an extensive and successful career as a personal injury and criminal defense attorney.

“When I consider how fortunate I am to have been asked by the Chief Justice to serve on these committees, I am just so grateful,” McCord said in a press release. “I believe that we are doing good things for all of Georgia, and it is so good, not only to be a judge from Stockbridge, but also from Henry County, and to be able to serve in a way that continues to move our judiciary and our state in a very positive direction.”

McCord said his term as the president of the Council of Municipal Court Judges expires in the summer, and he is honored to be able to continue to serve in new ways.

According to a story from the Albany Herald, a total of eight judges are on the committee, which is led by Justice Sarah H. Warren.

McCord is joined by Carla McMillan, judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals; Horace J. Johnson Jr., judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court; Dax E. Lopex, DeKalb County State Court judge; Maureen E. Wood, Rockdale Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court judge; T.J. Hudson, Treutlen County Probate Court judge and Joyette Holmes, Cobb County Magistrate Court chief judge.

The committee will present its findings and recommendations to the full judicial council, chaired by Melton, no later than Dec. 31.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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