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Training Calendar

  • Jan 7

    2019 Mexican Cartels and Gangs Conference... [Read More]

  • Jan 23

    2019 Winter Conference... [Read More]

  • Jan 29

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Drug Impaired Driving Training... [Read More]

  • Jan 30

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Drug Impaired Driving Training... [Read More]

  • Jan 31

    Asset Forfeiture (Law Enforcement Edition)... [Read More]

  • Feb 6

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training... [Read More]

  • Feb 7

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Drug Impaired Driving Training... [Read More]

  • Feb 12

    One-Day PowerPoint Presentation Skills Training... [Read More]

  • Jun 8

    2019 Basic Litigation Bootcamp... [Read More]

  • Jul 21

    2019 Summer Conference... [Read More]

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Employment

District Attorneys and Solicitors-General recruit and select professional personnel for their respective judicial circuits and counties. Vacancy announcements are posted as a service to these elected chief prosecutors. Please follow the reply instructions included in each announcement. Other employment announcements from the prosecution community are also posted on a regular basis. The Prose... [more]

News Flash

2018 Asset Forfeiture Reporting Forms Now Available

Asset forfeiture reporting forms for 2018 have been updated and are now ready for use. Access the forms and instructions here: Asset Forfeiture Reporting... [read on]

PAC Receives Funding to Continue Traffic Safety Resource Program

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is pleased to announce it has received a $470,257 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2019, will provide much needed funding to train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to more effectively detect and prosecute impaired and/or unsafe drivers. In addition to en... [read on]

Outstanding Prosecution Professionals from across Georgia are Honored for their Service

The District Attorneys' Association of Georgia and the Georgia Association of Solicitors-General announced their picks for the top prosecutors, investigators and victim advocates for 2018 at the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council Annual Summer Conference. The award-winners nominated by peers are as follows: District Attorney of the Year: Bert Poston, Conasauga Judicial Circuit Solicitor-Genera... [read on]

Prosecutors Named to Leadership Atlanta Class of 2019

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) would like to congratulate Sharla Jackson, PAC Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor, and Dekalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling, on being named to the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2019. The Class of 2019 is comprised of 89 established influential community leaders in the metro Atlanta area. Leadership A... [read on]

Legislation Enacted During the 2018 Georgia General Assembly

The link below provides a summary of the Bills and Resolutions impacting prosecuting attorneys or the criminal justice system that passed during the 2018 Session of the Georgia General Assembly and, in the case of Bills or Resolutions having the effect of law, were approved by the Governor. Summary of Legislation that passed the 2018 General Assemby (PDF) We have provided a brief analysis by... [read on]

THE PROSECUTION COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF FREDRIC D. BRIGHT, FORMER OCMULGEE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Mr. Fredric D. Bright, former District Attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, passed away after a tremendously hard-fought battle with cancer. Bright was a career prosecutor who served as District Attorney from 1994-2015. Additionally, Bright served on the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council from 2011-2015 to include a one-year term as Council Chairman. Arrangemen... [read on]

2018 Summer Conference

Please join us for the 2018 Summer Conference from July 22nd - 25th at the Jekyll Island Convention Center located in Jekyll Island, GA. Register for 2018 Summer Conference ... [read on]

2018 Basic Litigation Bootcamp Registration

Please join us for the 2018 Basic Litigation Bootcamp from June 9th - 14th at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center located in Forsyth, GA. Register for 2018 Basic Litigation Bootcamp ... [read on]

2017 Recidivist Review Project

In the spring of 2017, the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia (DAAG) engaged the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) to gather information from the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) about inmates under recidivist sentences where the actual sentence was for a drug offense and the defendant had received more than ten(10) years in prison. PAC distributed the informa... [read on]

Peter J. Skandalakis Appointed Executive Director of PAC

January 4, 2018 – Peter J. Skandalakis, District Attorney of Coweta Judicial Circuit, has been appointed Executive Director of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council, effective January 4, 2018. Skandalakis succeeds former Executive Director Chuck Spahos, who has taken a position with the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. Skandalakis is a career prosecutor who previously served as ... [read on]

Electronic W-2s for 2017 are available for all active employees.

Good News!  Electronic W-2s for 2017 are available for all active employees. Beginning with tax year 2017, you may choose to receive your W-2 statement electronically instead of a paper form by entering your consent in TeamWorks by December 31, 2017. If you would like to have your W-2 delivered electronically, please navigate to Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2 Consent... [read on]

PAC Receives 2018 GOHS Grant

Morrow, GA The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is pleased to announce it has received a $335,767 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2018, will provide much needed funding to train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to more effectively detect and prosecute impaired and/or unsafe drivers. &... [read on]

FYI: Jefferson v. State

In Jefferson v. State, et al, S17A1085 (11/7/17), the Georgia Supreme Court held that O.C.G.A. § 16-15-9 is unconstitutional on its face to the extent that it authorizes the admission of the convictions of non-testifying non-parties as evidence of a criminal street gang. FYI: Jefferson v. State... [read on]

FYI: Olevik v. State

In Olevik v. State, S17A0738 (10/16/17), the Georgia Supreme Court overrules Klink v. State and holds that Georgia’s State Constitution Protects against Compelled Breath Tests and Affords Individuals a Constitutional Right to Refuse Breath Testing. FYI: Olevik v. State... [read on]

PAC Welcomes Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prosecutor (AANEP) William Johnson

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia is pleased to announce the addition of William Johnson to serve as our statewide Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Prosecutor (AANEP). William brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PAC on these issues.  He has previously served as an assistant district attorney and as an assistant solicitor-general in Bibb County where he speci... [read on]

FYI: Jones v. State

In Jones v. State, S16G0890 (6/26/17), defendant was convicted of DUI after a trial in which a prior DUI was admitted for the purpose of showing intent and knowledge under Rule 404 (b). The Supreme Court restated that Jones’ prior DUI was relevant for the purpose of establishing intent, and again rejected the idea that prior DUIs were never admissible due to the general intent requirement... [read on]

Office of the Attorney General, GBI and PAC Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2017 Elder abuse is a tragic and evolving problem in our state. The Office of the Attorney General, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia (PAC) and other stakeholders are working closely together to go after those who seek to perpetrate crimes against our at-risk adults. Sickeningly enough, approximately 90 percent of these offenses ... [read on]

FYI: Ricks v. State

In Ricks v. State, S17A0465 (5/15/17), appellant was indicted for murder and other related charges and the State filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty. Appellant filed a motion asking the trial court to issue an order declaring Fulton County’s method of selecting trial jurors to be in violation of the Supreme Court’s Jury Composition Rule (herein after “JCR”). The trial cour... [read on]

FYI: State v. Riggs

In State v. Riggs, S16G1166 (May 1, 2017), the Supreme Court of Georgia holds that O.C.G.A. §§ 17-10-1(a)(2) and 17-10-10(a) permits “hybrid” sentences in which a trial court may run a split sentence partially consecutive and partially concurrent to another sentence, such that the probationary component of a split sentence may be served concurrently with a period of confinement impose... [read on]

FYI: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

In Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, No. 15-606 (March 6, 2017), the U. S. Supreme Court holds that under the Sixth Amendment, a juror’s clear statement indicating the juror relied on racial stereotypes or animus to convict may be used to impeach the jury verdict. FYI: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado... [read on]

FYI: Davis v. State

In Davis v. State, A16A1650 (March 10, 2017), the Georgia Court of Appeals found that an unconditional pardon granted to a convicted sex offender by the Parole Board releases the defendant from the duty that he register as a sex offender. FYI: Davis v. State... [read on]

FYI: Bello v. State

In Bello v. State, S16A1602 (March 6, 2017), the Supreme Court of Georgia holds that O.C.G.A. § 17-16-4(a)(3)(B), which requires that evidence of offenses against minors may be inspected, but not copied, is not facially unconstitutional. FYI: Bello v. State... [read on]

Georgia Recognizes Advocates During Prosecution-Based Victim Advocates' Day at the Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 28, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA – More than 100 prosecution-based victim advocates gathered at the Georgia State Capitol to be recognized for the services they provide to victims of all crime types throughout the state. The event was sponsored by Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R 23) and the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia.   Additionally, Senate Re... [read on]

Jackson Receives "Shining Light" Award

Atlanta, GA – Sharla D. Jackson, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor for the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is the recipient of the Fulton County Family Violence Task Force’s first ever “Shining Light” Award. Jackson was honored Thursday, October 27 at the Task Force’s annual Candlelight Vigil for her contributions to ending domestic violence in ... [read on]

District Attorneys' Association of Georgia Recognizes Representative Rich Golick

On October 11, 2016, the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia (DAAG) recognized Representative Rich Golick for his leadership and hard work during the 2015-2016 Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  The award was presented during the Formulytics Gang User Conference hosted by the Cobb County Police Department, during which Golick addressed investigators and stakeholders from all... [read on]

PAC Receives 2017 GOHS Grant

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is pleased to announce it has received a $296,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2017, will provide much needed funding to train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to more effectively detect and prosecute impaired and/or unsafe drivers.   ... [read on]

Conference Materials

Please Note: If the title of a session appears in black, it means that PAC has not yet received the handout from the speaker. Please check back periodically as we will be uploading handouts as we receive them up until, and in some cases after, the conference. For your convenience, the date that the handout was uploaded has been noted to the left of the presentation title. Select your Con... [read on]