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August 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Ketchum Elected Vice President of U.S. Conference of Chief Justices

The State Journal reports that Ohio University alum and “West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum has been elected a vice president of the Conference of Chief Justices, making him the first West Virginian to serve on the organization’s board in its almost 70-year history.”

Justice Menis Ketchum

Justice Menis Ketchum

Ketchum earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

The Conference of Chief Justices, made up of the chief justices of each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, promotes the interests and effectiveness of state judicial systems by developing policies and educational programs designed to improve court operations. The Conference of Chief Justices also acts as the primary representative of the state courts before Congress and federal executive agencies.

Ketchum took office during the organization’s annual meeting in Wyoming in July. He succeeds Nevada Supreme Court Justice James W. Hardesty in the position.

Read the entire story in the State Journal.

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