The Ninth Judicial Administrative District’s Council of Superior Court Judges has elected Forsyth County Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley as the District’s new administrative judge.   


The Ninth Judicial Administrative District (JAD) consists of 15 counties divided into seven judicial circuits. The counties included Gwinnett, Hall and Cherokee as well 11 other counties north of Forsyth. The 29 Superior Court judges and 13 senior judges in the JAD make up the District Council of Superior Court Judges. In his role of administrative judge, Judge Bagley will be responsible for directing short- and long-term district plans as well as the oversight of district court administration. In addition, Judge Bagley will serve on both the Executive Committee of the Council of Superior Court Judges and the Judicial Council of Georgia.


“I am honored to have been selected by my peers to serve the Ninth District as administrative judge. As such, I will promote policies to improve the functioning of the judiciary in the district,” said Judge Bagley.


A life-long resident of Cumming, Judge Bagley received his law degree from Emory University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. After serving three years as judge in the State Court and two years as a Juvenile Court judge, Judge Bagley was appointed in 2000 to the Superior Court of the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit, where he currently serves as chief judge. For the past 15 years, he has also served as the presiding judge of the Forsyth County Drug Court.

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