FRANKFORT – District Court Judge Rebecca Ward, who serves Bullitt County, participated in the 2012 Kentucky District Judges College that took place Sept. 16-19 at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s District Court judges. The program included 19 hours of continuing education credit for the judges.
The judges received updates on case law and legislation and attended sessions on best practices, technology, probate, extradition and cyberstalking. They also heard from Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. about the work of the committee formed to identify the most pressing legal needs of those unable to afford lawyers and create a statewide plan to address those needs.
“Civil legal aid is a critical resource for low-income families who can’t afford an attorney for evictions, child custody issues and other matters,” said Jefferson District Court Judge Donald E. Armstrong, acting president of the Kentucky District Judges Association.
“Chief Justice Minton encouraged the district judges to support Kentucky’s civil legal aid efforts by letting citizens know how to find legal assistance and improving court processes for those with limited access to attorneys.”