The principal function of the Courtroom Deputies Division is to assist the Judges in the courtrooms with all cases that are to be disposed of through the State Court. Courtroom Deputies assist in all court sessions and complete the records from court. They are the liaison between the Clerk’s Office, the Judges, and the courtroom. It is their responsibility to prepare all necessary paperwork and transport the cases to court where they are disposed of either by Settlement, Plea, Jury or Non-Jury trials. Courtroom Deputies are the keepers of all cases while in the courtrooms. They handle in rapid and accurate succession all paperwork necessary to complete the cases. The Courtroom Deputies are also responsible for distributing cases to the appropriate division of the Clerk’s Office after filing pleadings and docketing the necessary paperwork submitted during court. Courtroom Deputies must have a good working knowledge of law and procedures governing actions under the jurisdiction of the State Court of Cobb County.
Courtroom Deputies mark and retain custody of all evidence presented at the time of trial. Evidence is kept for 30 days pending appeal and will be destroyed after 120 days if it is not picked up. Evidence will be released to the party/attorney that tendered it at trial after 30 days. The party/attorney who wishes to pick up evidence will need to come in and speak to a Courtroom Deputy, as each clerk is responsible for disposing of the evidence once the appeal time has expired according to the law and the retention schedule of this court.