Court of Appeals to hear cases from 8 counties between Jan. 8-10 in Lexington, Frankfort and Somerset

FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 3, 2018– The Kentucky Court of Appeals will convene Jan. 8-10 to hear civil cases from eight counties, meeting in Lexington, Frankfort and Somerset. Proceedings are open to the public.

A three-judge panel will convene Jan. 8 at Frederick Douglass High School to hear oral arguments in cases from Franklin, Hardin, Jefferson and Marshall counties. The judges will be Court of Appeals Chief Judge Joy A. Kramer and Court of Appeals Judges Robert G. Johnson and Allison Jones. The high school is located at 2000 Winchester Road.

Three-judge panels will convene Jan. 9 at the Court of Appeals building to hear oral arguments in cases from Franklin and Jefferson counties. Chief Judge Kramer and Court of Appeals Judges Johnson and Jones will hear three appeals as a panel. Court of Appeals Judges Jones, Debra Hembree Lambert and Jeff S. Taylor will hear one appeal as a panel. The Court of Appeals building is located at 360 Democrat Drive.  

A three-judge panel composed of Court of Appeals Judges Lambert, Glenn E. Acree and Kelly Thompson will convene Jan. 10 at the Pulaski County Judicial Center to hear oral arguments in cases from Clark, Clay, Fayette, Jefferson and Pike counties. Proceedings will take place in the Circuit Courtroom of the judicial center, which is located at 50 Public Square.

Court of Appeals
Nearly all cases heard by the Kentucky Court of Appeals come to it on appeal from a lower court. If a case is tried in Circuit Court or District Court and the losing parties involved are not satisfied with the outcome, they may ask for a higher court to review the correctness of the trial court’s decision. Some cases, such as criminal case acquittals and divorces, may not be appealed. In a divorce case, however, child custody and property rights decisions may be appealed. Cases are not retried in the Court of Appeals. Only the record of the original court trial is reviewed, with attorneys presenting the legal issues to the court for a decision.

Fourteen judges, two elected from seven appellate court districts, serve on the Court of Appeals. The judges are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The panels do not sit permanently in one location, but travel throughout the state to hear cases.

Administrative Office of the Courts
The Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort is the operations arm for the state court system. The AOC supports the activities of nearly 3,400 court system employees and 404 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.


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