Kentucky Court of Justice
Chief Justice Minton to give State of the Judiciary address before Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2013  
Contact Information:  Jamie Neal
Public Information Specialist
502-573-2350, x 50033

”ChiefFRANKFORT, Ky. -- Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. will present the annual State of the Judiciary address before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Christian County Justice Center in Hopkinsville. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at 10 a.m. CDT on the first floor of the justice center in Courtroom 2. The justice center is located at 100 Justice Way.

Chief Justice Minton will deliver an address titled “The Changing Face of Kentucky Courts.”

“Several factors are having a profound effect on how we carry out the business of the courts,” Chief Justice Minton said. “Changing demographics, the budget crisis and constant leaps in technology are forever altering how courtrooms operate. All of these dynamics are placing new, complex demands on judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel.”

The chief justice will discuss how the Judicial Branch is adapting to these changes without sacrificing customer service. His address will also focus on several new initiatives in court technology that will improve the court system’s ability to meet the needs of the public and the legal communities.

The chief justice is the administrative head of the state court system and is responsible for overseeing its operation. Chief Justice Minton was elected to the Supreme Court in 2006. His fellow justices elected him to serve a four-year term as chief justice in 2008 and re-elected him for a second term in 2012.