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AP XVI, Sec. 9 General provisions

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedAdministrative Procedures of the Court of Justice

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice
Part XVI. Circuit Court Clerks Conduct Commission
Administrative Procedures, AP XVI, Sec. 9
AP XVI, Sec. 9 General provisions
(1) The Kentucky Court of Justice shall provide legal representation for the defense of any civil action brought against an individual member or agent of the Committee, including the special investigator, in his official or individual capacity, or both, on account of an act made in the scope and course of his performance of legal duties as a Committee member or agent thereof. Members and agents of the Commission, including the special investigator, shall be absolutely immune from suit for all conduct in the course of their official duties. A complaint submitted to the Commission, and communications related thereto, shall be absolutely privileged, and no civil action predicated on the complaint or on such communications may be instituted against any complainant or witness or their counsel; provided, however, such immunity from suit shall apply only to communications to the Commission and shall not apply to public disclosure of information contained in or relating to the complaint.
(2) In the event that a clerk under investigation resigns, the Commission may, upon a finding that the integrity of the judicial branch and the interest of the administration of justice would be served, continue its investigation in order to make recommendation(s) to the Chief Justice.
(3) Members of the Commission shall not be compensated but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in attending Commission meetings and conducting investigations, in accordance with the current travel regulations of the Court of Justice.
(4) The Commission shall create a digital and a hard copy file of all complaints and investigations concerning a clerk. All such files shall be maintained in the Office of the Chief Justice. No person, including the clerk, shall have access to such files except as provided in Section 7 above.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2019-08, eff. 8-19-19; prior amendments eff. 9-30-15 (Order 2015-18), 7-28-14 (Order 2014-14); adopted by Order 2013-01, eff. 1-1-13
Administrative Procedures, AP XVI, Sec. 9, KY ST ADMIN P AP XVI, Sec. 9
Current with amendments received through November 1, 2020.
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