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April 17, 2018
Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named to a national committee tasked with helping states collaborate across branches and agencies to address the...
April 16, 2018
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III, whose decades-long career as a judge earned him the admiration and respect of innumerable Tennesseans both inside and outside the...
April 11, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court clarified when a new legal ruling issued after a criminal trial should be applied to a case retroactively and what standards an appellate court should apply to decide...
April 10, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court held today that Metro Nashville must hold a special election to fill the Office of Mayor. The decision reversed a ruling of the Davidson County Chancery Court that upheld...
April 6, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear one case on April 9, 2018, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the case are as follows:  Monday, April 9, 2018 Ludye N. Wallace v. Metropolitan...
April 3, 2018
Many developments and initiatives have been implemented, and state and federal plans have been announced, that all have one common goal: to mitigate the opioid epidemic sweeping across Tennessee and...
April 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases on April 4, 2018, in Jackson, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Board of Professional Responsibility v. Larry Edward...
March 26, 2018
Over the course of a career, many attorneys will walk into a courtroom through the main door, take a position behind a counsel table, and advocate zealously for their client by raising objections,...
March 26, 2018
The Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County is the designated Circuit Court in the Sixth Judicial District to hear divorces, orders of protection, and Juvenile Court matters that are appealed to Circuit...
March 23, 2018
On the late morning of March 15th, Tennesseans congregated on the grounds of The Hermitage to celebrate the birthday of one of the state’s greatest historical figures: President Andrew Jackson. The...
March 21, 2018
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is now accepting grant applications for the Parent Education and Mediation Fund (“PEMF”) and the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (“VORP”) for the...
March 20, 2018
Judges from across the state gathered at Montgomery Bell State Park in early March for the first Tennessee Judicial Conference of the year. The five-day conference provided judges the opportunity to...
March 15, 2018
Previously, on January 18, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court set an execution date of August, 9, 2018, for condemned inmate Billy Ray Irick. On February 5, 2018, the State filed motions seeking...
March 5, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the surviving spouse of a person killed in a vehicle accident could initiate a wrongful death action on the decedent’s behalf even though the...
March 1, 2018
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee spoke to the 15th Judicial District Bar Association on appellate practice as well as updated the group on the Tennessee judiciary, including the Access...
February 26, 2018
The Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference have adopted new minimum courtroom security standards to promote the security and safety of the members of the...
February 16, 2018
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury issued the FY 2016-17 Tennessee Judicial Weighted Caseload Study on February 14.  The study estimated a net deficit of 9.76 judges across the state...
February 16, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court disbarred two Nashville attorneys, Sean K. Hornbeck and Robin K. Barry, revoking their law licenses. The Court rejected both attorneys’ requests to make the disbarment...
February 15, 2018
Day Reporting Centers, in conjunction with Community Resource Centers, are taking a new approach to rehabilitating convicted offenders within Tennessee by offering established programs that aim to...
February 14, 2018
An electrical fire that broke out in September at the Bradley County Courthouse has forced the county offices to conduct business in temporary locations. The Cleveland Fire Department received the...
February 6, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a taxpayer must pay disputed municipal taxes under protest before suing for a refund. The city of Morristown, based on a state statute,...
February 6, 2018
The case David R. Smith v. The Tennessee National Guard, originally scheduled for oral argument on February 7, 2018, in Nashville, has been continued because of a last-minute motion. Oral argument...
February 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on February 7, 2018, in Nashville, TN. The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018State of Tennessee v. Westley A...
February 5, 2018
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as Circuit Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District, filling a temporary appointment that had been made last October. On October...
February 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has amended the eligibility requirements for graduates of law schools in foreign jurisdictions who apply to take the Tennessee bar examination.Under the revisions to...