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Robinson attends fall college for circuit clerks

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Submitted to the Spencer Magnet


Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky M. Robinson participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College that took place Nov. 15-17 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The theme for the event was Building Excellence in Changing Times.

“The Office of Circuit Court Clerk provides important services for the public and judicial system and the college offered information to help us carry out those duties,” said Stephanie King-Logsdon, McLean County circuit court clerk and president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. “We attended an in-depth session on processing case appeals, covered handling and disposing of evidence and heard from other circuit clerks about their best practices.”
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. was the keynote speaker for the college. The clerks also heard from AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon and the AOC budget director, who provided an update on the Judicial Branch budget and upcoming legislation. John Wilson, president of the Kentucky Association of Counties, was the guest speaker for a circuit clerks’ luncheon. Wilson is the county judge-executive for Garrard County.
The circuit clerks also attended sessions about driver licensing. During one of the sessions, Bill Heise, director of the state Division of Driver Licensing, discussed the new process for Offices of Circuit Court Clerk in issuing commercial driver licensing that will begin in mid-January.
The changes are a result of a federal plan to improve the commercial driver licensing system nationwide.  Other courses at the college focused on technology, legal forms 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.
Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s circuit and district courts. Circuit clerks are constitutionally elected officials from all 120 counties and serve a six-year term.