HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum’s legal expertise not only will be used to manage the state’s highest court, but it now will be put to use in trying to make such courts throughout the country operate more efficiently.
Ketchum, a Wayne County native and Huntington resident, was elected second vice president of the Conference of Chief Justices during the conference’s annual meeting in Wyoming.
Ketchum is the first chief justice from the Mountain State to be named an officer in the conference, founded in 1949, according to a news release from the conference.
“I was really honored and thrilled,” Ketchum said. “Nobody from West Virginia has ever been selected as an officer or to serve on the (National Center for State Courts) board of directors…