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Judge Jeffrey Burdette to Speak at Cumberlands Convocation


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) will be commemorating National Constitution and Citizenship Day on Tuesday September, 17 at 7 p.m. in the Gatliff Chapel. The Honorable Jeffrey Burdette, Chief Regional Circuit Judge for the Twenty-Eighth Circuit, State of Kentucky will be speaking.

Jeffrey T. Burdette serves as Chief Regional Judge of the 23 counties of the Kentucky Cumberland Region. He is also Chief Circuit Judge of the 28th Judicial Circuit consisting of Lincoln, Rockcastle and Pulaski counties, serving since 2003. He previously was elected County Attorney for Rockcastle County, Kentucky, where he served over a decade as prosecutor. He represented Hospitals, media outlets, Financial Institutions and private citizens while in private practice.

As Circuit Judge, he presides over felony criminal cases, major civil cases, and presides over District Appeals. He along with the late Judge Robert Gillum, initiated Adult Drug Courts in Kentucky’s 28th Circuit in 2004 and he continues to preside over Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle Drug Courts. He is currently an Executive Officer in the Kentucky Circuit Judges’ Association, serves on Kentucky Circuit Judge’s Advisory workflow Committee, and has served as a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Judge Burdette received his Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, and Bachelor’s Degree from Cumberland College (University of the Cumberlands) where he is a former adjunct professor of legal studies.

Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Constitution and Citizenship Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.

This event will meet the requirement of one convocation credit in the major convocation events category at Cumberlands.

The event is free and open to the public.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit