FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 11, 2017 – Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. will present the 2017 State of the Judiciary address before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. His remarks will begin at 10 a.m. ET in Room 171. The event is open to the public and the media.
The State of the Judiciary Address is an opportunity for Chief Justice Minton to give the legislature an update on Judicial Branch operations. This year his remarks will include a look at several complex issues facing the court system and the initiatives being employed to address these challenges.
The full address will be posted here shortly after the conclusion of his remarks.
The chief justice is the administrative head of the state court system and is responsible for overseeing its operation. Chief Justice Minton was elected to the Supreme Court in 2006. His fellow justices elected him to serve a third four-year term as chief justice in 2016.
In July 2017, Chief Justice Minton completed a one-year term as president of the Conference of Chief Justices and chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors. Chief Justice Minton was the first chief justice from Kentucky to hold this post in nearly 25 years. He is also a member of the board of directors for theState Justice Institute, a federal nonprofit corporation that awards grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts. President Obama nominated Chief Justice Minton to the SJI board and the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination in December 2016.