Kentucky Court of Justice
Jefferson Jury Assembly Room to be dedicated in honor of former Circuit Judge Benjamin F. Shobe at March 2 ceremony
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Jefferson County Jury Assembly Room will officially be named for former Jefferson Circuit Judge Benjamin F. Shobe at a dedication ceremony Friday, March 2, at the Jefferson County Judicial Center in Louisville. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. EST in the Jury Assembly Room on the second floor of the judicial center at 700 W. Jefferson St. The public and media are invited to attend.
Judge Shobe served as a Jefferson Circuit Court judge from November 1977 until his retirement in January 1992. Prior to taking the bench, he was a civil rights attorney who served as a counselor to Lyman T. Johnson in the lawsuit that forced the University of Kentucky to integrate.
Judge Shobe will provide remarks after the jury room is dedicated in his honor. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., Jefferson Circuit Judge James M. Shake, the Rev. C. Mackey Daniels of West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville are the guest speakers for the event. Court of Appeals Judge Denise G. Clayton, who represents Jefferson County, will welcome attendees to the dedication and state Sen. Gerald A. Neal of Louisville will read a proclamation recognizing Judge Shobe.
The Louisville Black Lawyers Association is sponsoring the dedication ceremony in conjunction with the Kentucky Court of Justice.
Administrative Office of the Courts
The Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort is the operations arm for the Kentucky Court of Justice, which is the state court system. The AOC supports the activities of nearly 3,300 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.