Kentucky Court of Justice
Kentucky's circuit court clerks attend 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- There were 105 circuit court clerks from across Kentucky who attended the 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the training college June 18-20 in Lexington. Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are responsible for managing the records of circuit and district courts.
Participants were given an update on how legislation passed by the 2008 General Assembly will affect the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk. They also learned how automation and new court technology can streamline the way circuit court clerks conduct business.
The circuit clerks also elected Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers to serve as president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. Her term as KACCC president is July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. Rogers succeeds Nelson County Circuit Court Clerk Diane Thompson.
“It’s critical for circuit court clerks to be aware of new legislation so we can stay current in our procedures,” said Rogers. “In addition, we want to learn how advances in technology can help us better serve our customers.”
The college also offered sessions on strategic planning, how to troubleshoot problems with bookkeeping and personnel, and how to prepare court records for appeals. Representatives from Trust For Life gave a presentation on the ongoing charitable campaign sponsored by the KACCC to promote organ donation throughout Kentucky.
The AOC supports the activities of 4,000 Kentucky Court of Justice employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. The AOC Department of Judicial Branch Education provides regular training colleges for circuit court clerks.