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July 23, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets on Wednesday, August 29 in Nashville to select nominees for the criminal court judge vacancy in the 20th judicial...
July 20, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the convictions of Lindsey Lowe for first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, stemming from the deaths of her newborn twins caused...
July 20, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s decision to exclude certain evidence obtained from a blood sample drawn from the defendant, Angela Faye Daniel.  In this case, Daniel was...
July 19, 2018
In an appeal from Shelby County Criminal Court, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s request for a new trial more than 20 years after his original...
July 9, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District –...
July 9, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants when it meets on August 7, 2018 in Franklin to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 21st Judicial District – Hickman,...
July 6, 2018
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Edward Riley Anderson has passed away at the age of 85. In his remarkable judicial career, Justice Anderson served three years on the Court of Appeals, 16 years...
July 3, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 19th judicial district, which covers Montgomery and Robertson Counties. The position becomes effective...
July 3, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court judge in the 20th judicial district, which covers Davidson County.  This vacancy was created by the upcoming...
July 2, 2018
For the first time in over 20 years, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered an increase in the amount paid to lawyers representing indigent parties in criminal and child welfare cases. This rate...
June 26, 2018
The Appellate Court Clerk’s new electronic filing system will begin operation on July 9, 2018.  A quick link on the Appellate Court Clerk’s webpage will provide access to the new system. “...
June 26, 2018
The Supreme Court has overturned the decision of a chancery court, which held that an attorney’s license to practice law should be reinstated.Drayton Beecher Smith, II, a former attorney, agreed to...
June 22, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court concluded the state’s waiver of sovereign immunity for claims brought against it under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), a...
June 18, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson Counties. The position becomes...
June 18, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. The position becomes effective Sept...
June 15, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that when a party to a divorce case violates a statutory injunction and then dies while the case is pending, a trial court may, after...
June 12, 2018
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has launched a second round of grants to help make Tennessee’s courthouses safer.In accordance with Governor Bill Haslam’s budget, the Tennessee General...
June 8, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the suspension of Knoxville attorney Charles Edward Daniel from the practice of law, but modified the probated three-year suspension to include one year of...
June 8, 2018
Nashville, Tenn. – In a case involving dissenting shareholders forced out of a closely held Nashville corporation, the Tennessee Supreme Court has overruled its prior case law and adopted a standard...
June 6, 2018
Two laws recently passed by the Tennessee General Assembly have given the state’s judges new tools to help protect victims of domestic violence.One law, SB1796/HB2033, targets cell phones. Judges can...
June 6, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously held that after the expiration of the one-year statute of limitations, a plaintiff cannot amend her health care liability suit to substitute a health care...
June 4, 2018
The nation’s opioid epidemic has impacted every courthouse in the country, and judges have diligently been working together to develop innovative solutions involving diversion programs, placement of...
June 1, 2018
The Tennessee Judiciary was well-represented at the 2018 Conference of Chief Justices/Conference of State Court Administrators Southern Region Civil Justice Summit in Little Rock, Arkansas. Chief...
May 30, 2018
Lipscomb University will host the Tennessee Supreme Court this week as part of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State program, which provides Tennessee’s high school female leaders the...
May 29, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order soliciting comments on proposed amendments to Rule 13, which governs appointment, qualifications, and compensation of counsel for indigent defendants. The...