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Municipal Court Judge


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City of Dawson Georgia


The City of Dawson Georgia is seeking an individual Attorney to provide services as a Municipal Court Judge through this request for Proposal (RFP).  All Judges and Attorneys are invited to submit qualifications and proposals for the provision of these services.

The Municipal Court Judge shall perform all of the duties required of a Municipal Court Judge in the State of Georgia and the Rules of Court, to include presiding at all Municipal Court sessions. Currently, the Municipal Court has the following monthly schedule: The first Thursday of each month at 5 PM, precluding city observed holidays.

The Municipal Court Judge is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council. The person selected must take an oath of office and must be willing to be contacted nights and weekends. The Presiding Judge must comply with the Code of Judicial Conduct and be subject to ethics laws applicable to this office.

The Municipal Court Judge is the Presiding Judge of the City of Dawson Municipal Court, presides over and adjudicates a variety of hearings and trials related to violations of City codes as well as certain State laws in accordance with established legal procedures as prescribed in Georgia State law and City of Dawson Ordinances.
The Municipal Court Judge imposes appropriate sentences and penalties in a fair and consistent manner as prescribed by law and communicates with other city, county, and state criminal justice agencies as needed.

No assignment or transfer of the Contract or of any interest in the Contract shall be made by the Municipal Court Judge without the prior written consent of the Mayor and Council of the City of Dawson.


  1. Must be a resident of Georgia and an Attorney-At-Law admitted to practice within the
    State and in good-standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  2. Be at least twenty-five (25) years of age.
  3. Attorneys with prior experience serving as a part-time criminal court judge or solicitor or attorney with experience in criminal defense.
  4. Must complete or hold the required Municipal Court Judge Training as sort forth in O.C.G.A. 36-32-11

Proposals must be submitted in a sealed package or envelope, and clearly marked on the outside with "City of Dawson Municipal Court Judge RFP 2022" and sent to:

City Clerk

P.O. Box 190

101 South Main St.
Dawson, Georgia 39842

Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, September 1, 2022.
Proposals received after this time will not be considered.

Mayor and Council of the City of Dawson reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to request additional information concerning any proposals for the purpose of clarification, to accept or negotiate modifications and to waive any irregularities if such would serve the best interest of the city.

To ensure fairness and uniformity, firms or individuals submitting responses are requested to not contact city staff, Mayor or an individual Council person.  If you have questions or concerns you may send an e-mail to: prior to date of submission.

The City of Dawson will not reimburse any expenses incurred by the person or firm submitting responses including, but not limited to expenses associated with the preparation of submissions or attendance at a required interview.



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