Senior Magistrate Judge Alan C. Harvey was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges.
The award criteria states: “This award marks a distinguished career of consistent excellence and commitment to the magistrate court. This award honors a judge who has made significant contributions to the magistrate court. These contributions can be in the areas of leadership, committee involvement and achievement, or mentorship. Their actions will have a lasting impact on the magistrate court and they have served as a role model and inspiration to others.”
Judge Harvey served as a judge in the DeKalb County magistrate court from 1985 until he retired in 2016. Judge Harvey was then appointed by Chief Magistrate Judge Anderson as a senior magistrate judge and will continue to sit in magistrate, state and superior courts.
Judge Harvey has served as president of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges, a district representative on the executive committee of the council, has been the legislative chair of the council’s legislative committee for several years and is a member of the council benchbook committee. He served for two years as a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia. He has taught numerous courses for magistrate judges through the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education. He has mentored and helped train new magistrate judges. He has also been awarded the Workhorse of the Year award and in 2016 was named the Magistrate Judge of the Year by the Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges.