Published by the Council of Probate Judges of Georgia August 2017. Revised December 2018. Adopted from Chapter 11: Appointing Qualified Interpreters – Georgia State Court Benchbook

The Council of Probate Judges of Georgia (Council) supports, informs, and speaks for Georgia’s probate court judges. This is a complex goal, since Georgia’s probate courts have varying responsibilities. All of Georgia’s probate courts administer wills and estates, appoint and oversee guardians and conservators, and issue marriage and weapons carry licenses. In addition, some of the probate courts adjudicate traffic offenses and some hear misdemeanor cases. Others handle vital records. Some of Georgia’s probate judges serve as their county’s Supervisor of Elections.