Appellate Judge Visits Kiwanis


The Harrisburg Kiwanis held their weekly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. There were 17 Kiwanis members present. Acting President Jessica Stephens mentioned upcoming dates of September 26, 2018 is steak fry and installation of officers and September 22, 2018 is pancake day. Melinda Dovall’s guest speaker was Justice David Overstreet. Some facts stated by Overstreet about Appellate Judges; 1) Hear criminal, civil, and juvenile cases 2) Hear every case that is appealed at local level 3) Cases heard by three judges 4) Cases heard in Mt. Vernon at the 1854 Court House 5) Illinois Appellate Court Fifth District in Mr. Vernon covers the 37 Southern Illinois counties 6) Cases at Appellate Court can be appealed at the highest level of Illinois Supreme Court 7) Appellate Court meets every five weeks.
Shown in photo: Melinda Dovell, Justice David Overstreet, and Jessica Stephens.
Photo by James D. Bond, Kiwanis Publicity and SI Dollar