Local Circuit Court Clerk Attends 2009 Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

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Tonya Arnett Ward, Circuit Court Clerk for Magoffin County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington. 
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit.
"This college provided sound strategies on how to improve several of our core functions," said Mason County Circuit Court Clerk Kirk Tolle, who is the newly elected president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks (KACCC).
"Kentucky circuit court clerks understand that we must move quickly to utilize new technology and embrace business practices that will improve our customer service and protect the safety and integrity of the court records we maintain."
Circuit court clerks attended sessions on managing jury records, serving domestic violence victims, maintaining court records and promoting excellent customer service. They received training on improving bookkeeping practices, operating safe and secure offices and carrying out the motor-voter registration program. 
There was also a session about how legislation passed by the 2009 General Assembly will impact the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk. Among the presenters were Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Bill Cunningham, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, circuit court clerks and AOC personnel.
The circuit court clerks elected KACCC officers for 2009-2010, which include Mason County Circuit Court Clerk Kirk Tolle as president, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David Nicholson as 1st Vice President, McLean County Circuit Court Clerk Stephanie King-Logsdon as 2nd Vice President, Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady as secretary and Rowan County Circuit Court Clerk Jim Barker as treasurer.
They also recognized individuals with 25 or more years of service to the Office of Circuit Court Clerk and attended a session on Trust For Life, an ongoing campaign sponsored by the KACCC to promote organ donation.
The AOC Division of Judicial Branch Education provides training conferences twice each year for circuit court clerks, who are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s Circuit and District courts. Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are elected officials who serve six-year terms. The AOC supports the activities of approximately 3,800 Kentucky Court of Justice employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.