Left to Right in photo: Treutlen County Probate Judge TJ Hudson, Mara Shaw, Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, JUDGE JOHN D. RASNICK - MERIWETHER COUNTY, Barrow County Probate Judge Tammy Brown.
Probate Judge John D. Rasnick completes Certificate Program
Judge John D. Rasnick of Meriwether County is among 28 Probate Court Judges and Associate Judges from throughout Georgia who were recognized April 18, 2017 for completing the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program. They earned certificates through the 72-hour professional development program. Training was coordinated by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in collaboration with the Council of Probate Court Judges and the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education at UGA. The Institute of Government launched the certificate program in 2012 to help judges strengthen their command of court procedures, gain deeper insight into the intricacies of guardianships and estates, and more. Judges must successfully complete 12 hours of continuing education every year to maintain the certificate. Certificates were awarded at the 2017 Probate Court Judges Spring Conference in Macon, Georgia.