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Kentucky team 

The Kentucky Court of Justice hosted the National Sustaining Justice Through Innovation Summit from May 29-31 for teams of state chief justices, court administrators, technology officers, judges and others from 11 states. The KCOJ held the event on behalf of the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators. The summit was designed to address challenges the state courts face and potential strategies to ensure justice.

In addition to the Kentucky team, teams were from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

Kentucky team members Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. and Administrative Office of the Courts Director Laurie K. Dudgeon provided sessions at the summit.

Some members of the Kentucky team posed for a photo at the summit. Pictured above are (back from left) Charles Byers, the court system’s chief information officer; Katie Shepherd, chief of staff and counsel to the chief justice; Christian County District Court Judge J. Foster Cotthoff; Steve Smith, incoming president of the Kentucky Bar Association; (front from left) Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Angela McCormick Bisig; Justice Michelle M. Keller of the Supreme Court of Kentucky; and Chief Justice Minton.

Chief Justice Minton and Justice Wright welcome newly elected circuit court clerks

The new officials met Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., Justice Samuel T. Wright III, Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks President Greg Helton and KACCC 1st Vice President Doug Hall while attending an orientation program Dec. 6, 2018, at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

Chief Justice Minton welcomes newly elected Supreme Court justice, circuit judges and district judges

The new officials who were able to attend prepared to take the bench at a resource fair hosted by the AOC on Nov. 30.

Supreme Court to issue opinions on special rendition day Nov. 15, 2018

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Opinions issued Nov. 15, 2018

Civil filing fees to increase July 1

Civil filing fees and other fees in Circuit and District Courts will increase July 1, 2018. The civil filing fee in Circuit Court will rise from $115 to $150 and the fee in District Court will go from $55 to $75.

View these and other costs and fees.

AOC collecting luggage/duffel bags for children in foster care

When moving from one location to another, children in foster care who don’t have luggage must often pack their belongings in garbage bags. To help with this, the AOC is hosting a luggage/duffel bag drive during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The public is invited to drop off new or gently used bags at the AOC main lobby by April 30. The AOC is located at 1001 Vandalay Drive in Frankfort.

McCracken County Drug Court awarded $1.2 million to help participants who are hardest to treat, have fewest resources

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Perry County Drug Court awarded $1.3 million to help participants who are hardest to treat, have fewest resources

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Drug Court program for Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties awarded $975,000 to help participants who are hardest to treat, have fewest resources

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