FRANKFORT – Floyd County Circuit Court Clerk Douglas Ray hall participated in the 2012 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Nov. 13-15 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The event included 15 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.
The circuit court clerks attended sessions on adoptions, forcible detainers, accounts receivable, driver licensing, the juvenile court process, child support enforcement and the court system’s case management system. The circuit court clerks also spent time discussing best practices in their offices.
“It’s always beneficial for us to network and learn about what’s working especially well in another circuit court clerk’s office that we may want to try,” said Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady, who is president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. “I’m proud of the work of my fellow circuit court clerks and glad to be part of this group of professionals.”
The circuit court clerks heard from Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. and the other Supreme Court justices and AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon at the college. They also had a session with the commissioner of the state Department of Corrections and attended courses about House Bills 463 and 308, which took effect in 2011. HB 463 is the most comprehensive overhaul of Kentucky’s penal code in more than 30 years and HB 308 requires Kentucky to notify the FBI when a court finds an individual mentally incompetent.
The circuit clerks received information about upcoming distance learning that will provide them with continuing education without the travel and received an update from the Trust for Life program. The KACCC sponsors Trust for Life to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing and the Kentucky Organ Donor registry.