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Chief Justice Minton Elected SJI Board Chair

During its recent meeting, the SJI Board held a special election for the Chair position and Chief Justice John Minton from Kentucky was elected as Chair.

John D. Minton Jr. is serving his second eight-year term on the Supreme Court of Kentucky and his third four-year term as chief justice.  He is the 2016-2017 president of the Conference of Chief Justices and chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors.  He was appointed to the SJI Board of Directors in 2016.  He was previously in private practice and a judge for the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals.  He holds degrees from Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Former Chair, Chief Justice Chase Rogers, announced her retirement from the bench effective in February, and called for a special election for the SJI Board Chair position. While retiring from the bench, she will continue serving on the Board of Directors.