FRANKFORT, Ky., July 28, 2004 -- Christian County Circuit Court Clerk Gary J. Haddock has been elected by his fellow clerks to serve as president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. Haddock was elected to the office during the 2004 Circuit Clerks' Summer Conference that took place June 16-18 at Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville. His term as KACCC president will run from July 1 to June 30, 2005. Haddock succeeds Wolfe County Circuit Court Clerk Susan Neff, the outgoing KACCC president.
Haddock was elected circuit court clerk for Christian County in 1994. He is a past president of the Hopkinsville Rotary Club, the Hopkinsville Optimist Club and the Christian County Democratic Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Christian County Democrats, is on the board of directors for Crime Stoppers and is an elder at First Christian Church of Hopkinsville. Haddock and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Hopkinsville. The couple have three children and two grandchildren.
Eighty-five circuit clerks attended the continuing education program, "Dealing With Internal and External Customers," which was offered by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The AOC’s Education Services Department provides two training conferences a year for Kentucky’s circuit clerks. This summer conference focused on a wide range of issues affecting the Office of Circuit Court Clerk, including legislative and legal updates, driver’s licensing, personnel policies, bonds, office policies and procedures, dealing with the media and emerging technologies.
"Circuit court clerks are charged with the appropriate management of Kentucky's court records," said Haddock. "Because we must keep up with new legislation and constant advances in technology, this conference focused on the issues that change how we do business."
The conference presenters included Dr. John Duncan, professor emeritus at Morehead State University; Ed Staats, retired bureau chief for the Associated Press/Kentucky; Berkeley Scott, executive director of the Trust for Life; and several circuit court clerks, attorneys and AOC staff.
The AOC supports the activities of more than 3,400 Kentucky Court of Justice employees, including the elected offices of justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the Court of Justice, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.