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Grant County Circuit Court Clerk, Shirley Wilson participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College on 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 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.
They provide professional record keeping, receive money due the courts, pay money to required parties and to the state, record legal documents, provide legal documents and other legal materials, maintain the jury system, administer oaths, handle affidavits, issue driver licenses and non-driver ID cards.
The AOC Division of Judicial Branch Education provides continuing education for the elected officials.