Local Procedures

Familiarize yourself with procedures
We encourage all attorneys and unrepresented parties to familiarize themselves with the procedures of Athens-Clarke County Superior Court.  This includes all of the applicable local orders for the Superior Court.  In certain cases, if you have not yet complied with applicable procedures, Judge Sweat will not be able to decide your case on the day it comes on for hearing. 

Electronic evidence presentation system
Judge Sweat’s courtroom has an electronic system for displaying evidence to the Judge and jury using your laptop computer or via our overhead projector, compact disc or VHS player, or standard audiotape player. Please contact Staff Attorney Donna Stevens at 706-613-3164 if you have questions. We recommend pretrial practice with unfamiliar equipment.  If you wish to bring in an outside service to make an electronic evidence presentation, please contact Ms. Stevens before your proceeding to obtain the Court's consent and arrange for set-up.