Kentucky Court of Justice
Circuit court clerks attend 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Circuit court clerks from 97 Kentucky counties participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College held Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered 11 hours of continuing education credit.
“The theme for the college was ‘Data Driven Decisions,’” said Mason County Circuit Court Clerk Kirk Tolle, who is president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. “The college focused on how circuit court clerks can improve efficiency and customer service through a better understanding of technology, database management, legislative changes and court processes.”
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. and AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon addressed the circuit court clerks and the seven Supreme Court justices participated in a roundtable discussion. In addition, state Sen. Robert Stivers, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and state Rep. John Tilley, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, provided a legislative update.
The college offered sessions on legislative tools, accuracy in case management, driver licensing, court interpreting services, domestic violence protective orders and property bonds. Monica Johnson, acting director for Trust For Life, gave an update on the Kentucky Drive for Life Organ Donation Campaign. The Trust For Life program is sponsored by the KACCC to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing.
The AOC Division of Judicial Branch Education provides training conferences for circuit court clerks, who are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s Circuit and District courts. Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are elected officials who serve six-year terms. The AOC supports the activities of approximately 3,800 Kentucky Court of Justice employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.