Kentucky Court of Justice
Clerks throughout Kentucky participate in 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Circuit court clerks throughout the commonwealth participated in the 2010 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting held Nov. 9-10 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the meeting and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The meeting included training for the clerks and offered 6.5 hours of continuing education credit.
Meeting the Challenge was the theme of the event.
“Circuit court clerks received timely training and updates at the meeting on essential topics for the functions of our office,” said Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David L. Nicholson, who is the KACCC president. “The meeting also allowed clerks the opportunity to discuss emerging trends in the courts and related issues.”
The meeting included training sessions on Amanda’s Law, the jury management system and bookkeeping. The clerks received updates from the Division of Clerk Services of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the KACCC Driver Licensing Committee and the Trust for Life program. Trust for Life is sponsored by the KACCC to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing and the computer-based Kentucky Organ Donor registry. The clerks also heard from Virginia Woodward, executive director of the Crime Victims Compensation Board, about restitution for crime victims. Presenters at the meeting included circuit court clerks and AOC personnel.
Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s circuit and district courts. Circuit court clerks are constitutionally elected officials from all 120 counties and serve a six-year term.
The Administrative Office of the Courts is the operations arm of the Kentucky Court of Justice and supports the activities of approximately 3,400 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.