Judge Thompson Develops Judicial Skills through Continuing Education
Probate Court Judge Tony Thompson enhanced professional skills and gained knowledge of law during a six-hour training course held August 12, 2014 at the Georgia Center’s Conference Center.
Judge Thompson participated in the Georgia Probate Court Judge Certificate Program and helped fulfill annual continuing education requirements for certification by completing the training. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government coordinates the Probate Judge Certificate Program in partnership with the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education based at the UGA School of Law and the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia.
Judge Thompson is shown above with his fellow “neighbors and classmates”, (left to right) Judge Lee Deloach of Bulloch County, Judge Thompson, Judge Larry Threlkeld of Toombs County and (standing) Judge Alice Padgett of Columbia County.
Board of Education Swearing-in Ceremony
On January 15, 2015 , Judge Thompson administered the oath of office to newly elected members of the Candler County Board of Education, Mr. Johnny Vines of District 4 and Mrs. Carolyn Byrd of District 2. They are shown here taking the verbal oath of office and also signing their respective oaths of office and allegiance to the Constitutions of the U.S. and State of Georgia. After each election it is the duty of Judge Thompson as Probate Judge of Candler County to verify the required oaths, signatures and bonds, if necessary, for many elected officials. Judge Thompson is required to register those items in the minutes of the Court and with the Secretary of State's office.