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As sleet, freezing rain and snow continued to fall Wednesday, courts announced they will be closed Thursday. Legal community events also have been postponed.

Among the venues announcing closures for Thursday:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit;
  • all divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia;
  • the Georgia Supreme Court;
  • the Georgia Court of Appeals; Clerk of Court Steve Castlen said he plans to reopen the office at 10 a.m. on Friday;
  • Fulton County Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate and Probate Courts;
  • Cobb County Superior Court;
  • All court operations including the clerks’ offices located within the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and related annexes;
  • DeKalb County administrative offices, including Recorders Court;
  • the Cherokee County Justice Center.

Events for two legal nonprofits, the Pro Bono Partnership and the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), have been rescheduled for the second time due to the wintry weather. Both were initially planned for the week of the first snowstorm and then recalendared to this week.

The Pro Bono Partnership’s volunteer and donor recognition reception is now set for Feb. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Alston & Bird.

GAIN’s annual gala has been rescheduled for March 14, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., at the downtown Ritz Carlton. Current ticket holders are asked to RSVP for the new date by emailing rsvp@georgiaasylum.org. It will be possible to buy additional tickets for the new date in the near future at http://www.georgiaasylum.org/events.html.

Also, the Feb. 14 conference “The New Roles of Corporations in Global Governance” at the University of Georgia School of Law has been postponed. The new date is still to be determined.


Alyson M. Palmer, R. Robin McDonald, Kathleen Baydala Joyner, Greg Land and Meredith Hobbs contributed to this report.