Courts News


Honorable Tammy Brown signs proclamation

May 4, 2015

Probate Judge Brown

Mental Health Awareness Month

The Honorable Tammy Brown, The Probate Office, along with Mental Healthcare had a PROCLAMATION SIGNING TODAY, May 4, 2016, Wednesday, at 3:00 p.m. in the County Commission Conference Room. Governor Bentley signed a proclamation in April proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness month in Alabama with each County in the State signing proclamations for their County.

"I believe just as you do that the issues facing mental health are important and we address them daily; however, highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans who are affected by mental health conditions," stated Probate Judge Tammy Brown.


September 9, 2014

District Judge Chaney

Elected President of Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals

Cullman District Judge Kim Chaney was elected President of Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals at their last conference in Montgomery Alabama. The judge’s responsibilities as president of the association revolve around training, facilitating grants, promotion and maximizing drug courts, while maintaining the flexibility individual courts need to work in their different jurisdictions.

The Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals is made up of Judges, District Attorneys, Defense Attorneys, counselors, Court Referral Officers and case managers. This association works to help and support the 69 individual Adult Drugs Courts serving 66 counties in the State of Alabama. This association also supports many other Specialty Courts across Alabama including; 16 Family Drug Courts, 15 Juvenile Drug Courts, 5 Veterans Courts and 10 Mental Health Courts.

“The use of drug courts and other specialty courts as an alternative to incarceration have helped hundreds of individuals address their legal problems while saving the State of Alabama millions of general fund dollars. Drug courts have proven to be efficient and cost effective while giving individuals the opportunity to improve their lives by making better decisions. The individuals who graduate the yearlong program have made many positive changes and regained who they were prior to the time addiction stole their lives. Many participants are able to reconnect with family members and it is my hope that they will continue to do well and be productive members of our community. These alternative courts are run different than other Courts but they have become very important because programs rarely offer so much benefit to its participants while at the same time saving tax payer money. I am very proud and honored to have been selected to serve this Association and will continue to work to help all the specialty courts be as effective as possible.”


September 1, 2013

Cullman County Courts Embrace Technology

Cullman Times: http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x1253335207/Cullman-County-courts-embrace-technology


August 1, 2013

Chaney with Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore

District Judge Chaney

Receives 500 hour education certificate from Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore...

Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney is shown receiving a 500 hour education certificate from Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore at the Judges Annual Conference on July 17, 2013.

The Alabama Judiciary has always recognized the importance of continuing legal education as a method of building a strong judicial system and being responsive to the citizens of the state. Judge Chaney has served as a faculty member of the Alabama Judicial College and is currently the Vice President of the State of Alabama Association of Drug Courts Professionals.


Honorable Greg Nicholas

Honorable Greg Nicholas
Circuit Judge

Honorable Martha Williams

Honorable Martha Williams
Circuit Judge

Honorable Kim Chaney

Honorable Kim Chaney
District Judge

Honorable Rusty Turner

Honorable Rusty Turner
Distric Judge

Honorable Tammy Brown

Honorable Tammy Brown
Judge of Probate

Lis McSwain

Lisa McSwain
Circuit Clerk