This podcast is brought to you on behalf of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators (GCCA) as a forum to share expertise and practical advice regarding issues facing our courts and judicial system, and to cover topics designed to enhance listener’s professional development skills, allowing them to better serve the public in promoting the administration of justice in efficient court process.


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Meet The Hosts

Chad Smith currently manages the Juvenile Circuit Defenders office in Cobb County. He has been a public servant for Cobb County for nine years. Chad graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University. He has been a member of GCCA for over a year, and has been tasked to work on the organization's first podcast, In Recess with GCCA. Chad is also an avid Braves fan, and if he’s not at work, you'll likely find him at the game.

Justin Dobson currently works for Cobb County Superior Court in the Jury Department as the Assistant Jury Administrator. He has been a public servant for Cobb County the last five years. Justin has obtained his Bachelors of Science in criminal justice from Kennesaw State University. He is an active member of GCCA and is currently serving on the Communications Committee. As part of that committee, he has been tasked to produce the organization's first podcast. In his free time you will probably find him at a Braves game.

Amanda Marshall works for the Cobb Superior Court as the Law Library Director. In her current position, she also manages public outreach initiatives for the court. Amanda has been employed by Cobb County for the past 16 years, and has experience holding a number of positions in Court Administration. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from Kennesaw State University in 2003.

Amanda has been a member of GCCA since 2012, and currently serves on both the Communication and Education committees. She is currently serving as co-chair of the Education Committee, and was awarded the GGCA’s President Award at the Fall 2019 conference. Additionally, she is serving on behalf of the National Association for Court Management as chair for the Media Guide Committee, working in conjunction with the Court Conference of Public Information Officers (CCPIO), which has been tasked to develop a media guide to be utilized by courts nationwide.

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