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Superior Court Judge Beau McClain
Felony Drug Court Coordinator
Judge McClain was elected to the Superior Court of Douglas County in November 2008 and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Prior to assuming the bench, Judge McClain served as Chief Assistant District Attorney in two judicial circuits including Douglas for 27 years, and during that time conducted over 250 jury trials specializing in homicides, armed robberies, drug trafficking, and organized crime.
Judge McClain graduated from Emory University in 1978 and Emory Law in 1981 in the top 15% of his class, and was a member of the ABA National Moot Court Team representing Emory where he also received the highest grades in his class in the course of Contracts and Insurance.
As a member of the Council of Superior Court Judges, Judge McClain serves on the Accountability and treatment Court Committee, and founded the first Felony Drug Court in Douglas County.
Judge McClain has previously served as the Troop Committee Chairman of Boy Scout Troop 228 from Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, and is the father of two Eagle Scouts with his youngest son currently holding the rank of Life Scout. In 2005, Judge MClain left scouting to answer a call to minister to needy families in our community which was birthed by Hurricane Katrina. As Katrina refugees relocated to Douglas County, Judge McClain and Paul Zachos founded Faith in Action, which delivers usable beds, furniture, and appliances to the poor. The Judge has been personally delivering these items in his pick-up truck assisted by a network of church volunteers every Saturday and Sunday since its founding.
Judge McClain has also served at The Pantry, the community food ministry as leader and volunteer since its founding, and is a former board member of The Hope Project and the Pregnancy Resource Center. In 2015, he founded Operation Christmas Douglas County which provided over 15,000 needy local children with new Christmas gifts in its first two years.
Judge McClain and his wife recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary and are members of The Church at Chapel Hill in Douglasville.
Judge McClain controls the scheduling of the criminal and civil cases that are assigned to him.
Priority is given to criminal cases in which the defendant remains incarcerated without bond. Anyone with a pending criminal case who is unable to afford to hire an attorney should contact the Douglas County Public Defender's Office as soon as possible. Click here for the Public Defender's Office web page & contact information.
All civil cases that are ready for trial are added to the 'Ready List' and will be on the civil jury trial calendar.
All appeals involving County ad valorem taxes are added to the next civil jury trial list because of State law requirements for the processing of these cases. These requirements take priority over the time limits for civil discovery.
All civil cases in which answers are filed are referred to mediation through the 7th Judicial Administrative District (770.387.5480). The parties are encouraged to use this program to resolve their cases efficiently and oftentimes with less expense.
Should you need assistance regarding a court date, please contact Kayla Sellers, Case Management Clerk, at 770.920.7421 or email@example.com
The new case management system is now live. Attorneys can request and ID and password by e-mailing their request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Resources for Help with Substance Abuse Issues
7th Judicial Administrative District
8th Judicial Admin Dist of Ga Forms & Rules for Pro Se Parties
Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Superior Courts
Douglas County Clerk of Superior Court
Georgia Legal Aid
Southern Judicial District Self Help Forms for Pro Se Parties
01-2019 January 2019 Court Calendar
02-2019 February 2019 Court Calendar - 69.1KB
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05-2018: May 2018 Court Calendar, Judge McClain - 54.8KB
05-2019 May 2019 Court Calendar - 71.0KB
06-2018 June 2018 Court Calendar - 53.5KB
07-2018 July 2018 Court Calendar - 53.9KB
08-2018 August 2018 Court Calendar - 57.2KB
09-2018 SEPTEMBER 2018 CALENDAR - 38.9KB
10-2018 OCTOBER 2018 CALENDAR - 38.9KB
11-2018 NOVEMBER COURT CALENDAR - 39.4KB
12-2018 DECEMBER COURT CALENDAR - 38.9KB
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