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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who may file a complaint?

A: Any individual or group with knowledge of possible circuit court clerk misconduct or wrongdoing may file a complaint.

Q: Are complaints treated confidentially?

A: The rules governing the Commission require confidentiality during the investigation process. Note: If it appears that the complaint states facts which, if true, would constitute official misconduct or otherwise improper conduct, a copy of the complaint (including the name of the complainant) will be provided to the circuit court clerk under investigation. The circuit court clerk will also receive a written statement that no retaliation shall be taken against the complainant.

Q: What are types of circuit court clerk misconduct?

A: The following types of circuit court clerk misconduct may lead to disciplinary actions. This list is not all-inclusive.

  • Misconduct in office.
  • Professional incompetence.
  • Habitual intemperance.
  • Refusal or failure to perform required duties.
  • Refusal or failure to conform to Supreme Court policies and directives.
  • Felony charge or indictment.
  • Conviction of a crime.

Contact Information

Circuit Court Clerk Conduct Commission
Supreme Court of Kentucky
Attention: Chief of Staff and Counsel
State Capitol, Room 235
700 Capitol Ave.
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-564-4162

Fax: 502-564-1933