Three nominees selected
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 22, 2016) — The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill a vacant Family Court judgeship in Jefferson County. Jefferson County is the 30th Judicial Circuit and the vacancy is in the circuit’s 9th division.
The three nominees for the judgeship are attorneys Judith K. Bartholomew, Gina Kay Calvert and Ellie Garcia Kerstetter, all of Louisville. Each of them received their juris doctors from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
Bartholomew served as a Jefferson District Court judge from 1999 to 2009 and then as a senior judge from 2009 to 2014. Calvert has served as a Jefferson District Court judge since January 2010. Kerstetter is a solo law practitioner.
The Family Court judicial seat became vacant when Judge Stephen M. George retired in December 2015.