MEMBER:

RETIRED JUDGES MEDIATION & ARBITRATION SERVICES, INC.
since 2007

JUDICIAL POSITIONS:

RETIRED, SENIOR STATUS, CONCLUDING WITH 18 MONTHS SERVICE ON THE KENTUCKY COURT OF APPEALS
01/01/2007 – 02/2012

JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION 13
05/12/1998 – 12/31/2006

JEFFERSON DISTRICT COURT
01/01/1990 – 05/11/1998

JEFFERSON CIRCUIT DRUG COURT
01/2004 – 01/11/2006

JEFFERSON DISTRICT COURT:
01/1/1990 – 5/12/1998

  • Arraignment Court
  • Civil District Court
  • Disability Court
  • Domestic Violence Court
  • Felony/Misdemeanor Court
  • Juvenile Court
  • Mental Inquest Court
  • Paternity Court
  • Probate Court
  • Small Claims Court
  • Traffic Court
  • Warrant Court

MEMBERSHIPS:

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
LOUISVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION

HONORS & AWARDS:

PEACE AND JUSTICE AWARD – 1996
Archdiocese of Louisville

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA – 2000
Brandeis School of Law

OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARD – 2004
Women Lawyers Association

WOMAN OF DISTINCTION
Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council – 1998

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’S PROGRAM ON NEGOTIATION
2009
Mediation Training Program

COUNCIL ON PEACEMAKING
1993
Basic mediation training

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW
1982
Juris Doctorate; 4 semesters on Dean’s List:
Book Awards: Secured Transactions and Criminal Procedure.

LORETTO HEIGHTS COLLEGE
1969
Bachelor of Arts Degree; English major

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2012 to 2018
Kentucky Refuge Ministries

ETHICS COMMITTEE OF KENTUCKY JUDICIARY – May 1, 2005
to December 31, 2006

CONVENER AND TASK FORCE MEMBER – 1992 to 2003
Eviction Prevention Program

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER – 1995 to 2005
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program

MEMBER – MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE OF THE JEFFERSON
COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL – 1996 to 2012

PRESENTER – CONTINUING LEGAL & JUDICIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
District Judges’ Judicial College

MEMBER – JUDICIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE GOVERNOR’S
OFFICE OF CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

1996 – 2003

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 1994 to 1999
Coalition for the Homeless

STEERING COMMITTEE
Louisville Pro Bono Consortium – 1993 to 2001

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Council on Peacemaking/Just Solutions – 1991 to 2001, 2003 to 2012

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Kentucky Bar Association – 1992
Louisville Bar Association – 1993 to 1999

MOOUT COURT JUDGE:
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law; 1999, 2000, and 2005
Final rounds of Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Competition

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 1992
Louisville Bar Association

MEMBER – UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LAW ALUMNI COUNCIL
1993 to 1999

CHAIR – DISTRICT COURT CIVIL RULES REVISION COMMITTEE
1996

MEMBER – THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES COMMITTEE TO THE
KENTUCKY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL

1999 to 2001

PRE-LAW EXPERIENCE:

SOCIAL WORKER – ROSEMONT SCHOOL
Columbus, Ohio (1973 – 1975)
Rosemont School is a residential treatment center, owned and operated by the Sisters of Good Shepherd, which serves disturbed adolescent females referred as a result of adjudications through the Juvenile Court system.

LEAD TEACHER – HEADSTART
Winchester, Kentucky (1975 – 1976)
Class of 20 5-year olds, nine of whom were diagnosed emotionally or physically disabled.