Judge Stephen M. George to speak at 1L Honor Code Oath Signing Ceremony

Judge Stephen M. George to speak at 1L Honor Code Oath Signing Ceremony

Judge Stephen M. George will be the speaker for this year's 1L Honor Code Oath Signing Ceremony, scheduled for Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at Bigelow Hall .

Judge George received his B.A. from the University of Louisville (‘74) and his J.D. from the Brandeis School of Law (‘76). He was in private practice from 1977-2000, concentrating in Family Law.  He attained an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded for expertise and ethics.

Judge George has presided in Jefferson Circuit Court, Family Division Nine since October, 2000. He has been Chief Judge of Jefferson Circuit Court, Family Divisions from January 2004 through December 2007, and from January 2011 through December 2013.  He is President of the Kentucky Circuit Judges Association. He has been highly rated by the attorneys participating in the Louisville Bar Association Judges Evaluation. He has frequently presented to judges, domestic relations commissioners and attorneys on Family Law topics.

Judge George was selected as the Judge of the Year by the Louisville Bar Association for 2004 and the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys for 2007. He was recognized in 2007 as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Brandeis School of Law.  Professional associations include the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations, and the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Judge George and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Stephen (Erin) and David (Kristin), and one grandchild, Lucy.

The Honor Code Oath is signed by students in the beginning of their 1L year. A longstanding Brandeis tradition, the oath then hangs in the hallway for their three years in law school and is presented to the outstanding student of the class at graduation.