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Johnson to be formally sworn in as Court of Appeals judge in Lexington courthouse ceremony Monday

Judge Robert G. Johnson of Georgetown will be formally sworn in as a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge Monday at an investiture ceremony in Lexington.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Robert F. Stephens Circuit Courthouse in Courtroom I on the fourth floor. The courthouse is located at 120 N. Limestone St.

Judge Robert G. Johnson

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Joy A. Kramer will preside over the investiture and Justice Laurance B. VanMeter, who Judge Johnson succeeds on the Court of Appeals, will perform the ceremonial swearing-in.

Johnson officially took the oath of office in March after being appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to fill the vacancy in Division 1 of the 5th Appellate District that resulted from Justice VanMeter being elected to the Supreme Court of Kentucky.

The 5th Appellate District is made up of Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties.

The Kentucky Court of Appeals, along with the Supreme Court of Kentucky, was formed after the 1975 enactment of the Judicial Article that created Kentucky’s unified court system. Fourteen judges, two elected from each of the seven appellate districts, serve on the Court of Appeals for terms of eight years.

From AOC Communications

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