Ky. R. Sup. Ct. 1.020

As amended through March 4, 2024
Rule SCR 1.020 - The Supreme Court
(1)Conduct of business.
(a)Final decisions and matters of policy.

The final disposition of all appeals and original actions in the Supreme Court and matters of policy or administration shall be decided by a concurrence of at least four of its members, except that in appealed cases if one member is disqualified or does not sit and the court is equally divided, the order or judgment appealed from shall stand affirmed.

(b)The Chief Justice.

The Chief Justice shall be the presiding officer of the court. Orders of the court shall be signed by the Chief Justice or one of its members acting on his behalf, unless otherwise provided by these rules. Whenever the Chief Justice is absent or otherwise unable to act, the remaining six members shall act for and in his behalf in the order of their seniority on the court unless otherwise directed by the Chief Justice. Members whose terms of service are equal shall have precedence according to seniority in age.

(a) There shall be one annual term of the Supreme Court, coinciding with the calendar year.
(b) The provisions of CR 6.03(1) and CR 77.01 apply to the transaction of business in the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court will sit in open session for scheduled oral arguments and on such other occasions as it may determine.

(4)Court personnel.

Officers and employees of the Supreme Court shall not engage in the practice of law.

Ky. R. Sup. Ct. SCR 1.020

Amended by Order 83-4, eff. 7/8/1983; prior amendments eff. 10/1/1982, 5-1-80; adopted eff. 1/1/1978