Local circuit court clerks participate in 2013 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

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HardinCounty Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady and LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk Larry C. Bell recently participated in the 2013 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College in Frankfort.The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program June 4 and 5 for the state’s circuit court clerks.

The circuit clerks attended sessions ondriver licensing, accounts receivable and the process for handling court filings by people seeking to have someone deemed disabled or court ordered to get treatment for alcohol and/or drug abuse. Susan Stokley Clary, clerk of the Supreme Court of Kentucky, was the keynote speaker for the college.

The college also included an overview of legislation passed by the 2013 General Assembly and House Bill 308, which took effect in 2011. HB 308 requires Kentucky to notify the FBI when a court finds an individual mentally incompetent. The FBI adds the person’s name to the National Instant Crime Background Check System, which federally licensed gun dealers use to screen their customers. Federal law prohibits the sale of guns to anyone adjudicated as mentally defective or who has been committed to a mental institution.

The circuit clerks received an update from the Trust for Life program during the program. The KACCC sponsors Trust for Life to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing and the Kentucky Organ Donor registry.

The college included eight hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.