Ryan Hope Named New Municipal Court Judge
Ryan Hope was appointed as the Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court Judge and Administrative Hearing Officer by the Mayor and Commission on Tuesday, January 17. He begins his position in the Municipal Court on Monday, February 6.
Since 2007, Hope has served as the Chief Assistant Solicitor of Athens-Clarke County. Prior to his work in the Solicitor's Office, Hope worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the University of Georgia Legal Aid Clinic and the Western Circuit Public Defender’s Office from 2001 to 2007. Hope has also served as a team member for the Athens-Clarke County DUI/Drug Court, the Athens-Clarke County Treatment and Accountability Court, and the Western Circuit Veteran's Court. He has also assisted in training new Athens-Clarke County police officers in the investigation of domestic violence crimes.
The Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County is the busiest court in Athens-Clarke County. Each year, the court handles approximately 35,000 cases.
To read more about Hope and the Municipal Court, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/news.