Ky. R. Sup. Ct. 8.070

As amended through March 4, 2024
Rule SCR 8.070 - Continuing judicial education requirements
(a) Every appellate judge and justice and every trial judge, not exempted, shall attend a minimum of 24 hours in continuing judicial education courses approved by the Judicial Education Commission each educational biennium. Credit hours may be earned by attending a live or recorded accredited program.
(b) At least once every 2 years, a portion of the continuing judicial education provided for judges by the Administrative Office of the Courts shall consist of programs which focus on the dynamics and effects of domestic violence including the availability of community resources, victims' services and reporting requirements. The minimum hours of judicial education credits need not include domestic violence program credits.
(c) An educational biennium shall begin on July 1 and end 2 years later on June 30 of each even-numbered year.
(d) A justice, appellate judge or trial judge who earns an excess over the 24-credit requirement may carry forward the excess credits into the next biennium for the purpose of satisfying the minimum requirement for those years. Carry-forward credits are limited to a total of 48 credit hours.

Ky. R. Sup. Ct. SCR 8.070

Amended by order 2021-35, eff. 10/1/2021; amended by Order 2013-12, eff. 1/1/2014; prior amendment eff. 2/1/2000 (Order 99-1); prior amendments eff. 1/1/1997 (Order 96-1), 11/1/1995; adopted eff. 7/8/1983.