Bricker Graydon Attorney Appointed as Chair of Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee

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Bricker Graydon is proud to share the appointment of attorney J. Stephen Smith as the Chair of the Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee (JEC).

In this role, Steve will lead the JEC in its mission to provide ethical guidance to judges across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The JEC serves as a vital resource, offering advisory opinions to judges on matters within the purview of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct. These opinions, whether informal or formal, play a crucial role in upholding the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

The JEC's mandate encompasses reviewing inquiries from judges regarding prospective actions and rendering advisory opinions in accordance with established legal principles. Informal opinions are provided directly to the requesting judge in writing, while formal opinions are published with identities redacted to maintain confidentiality.

Steve Smith's appointment underscores Bricker Graydon's commitment to fostering a legal environment grounded in ethical principles and adherence to the highest standards of judicial conduct. With Steve's experience as Assistant Firm Council and dedication to promoting judicial integrity, the firm is confident in the JEC's continued role as ethical guidance for judges throughout Kentucky.

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