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November 16, 2017
The 58th Annual Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference was held this fall in Jackson, Tennessee. Judges from across the state gathered together to hear valuable educational sessions such as...
November 14, 2017
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Brooklynn M. Townsend as special judge for the General Sessions Court of Polk County.Townsend’s appointment fills a temporary vacancy due to the...
August 23, 2017
The 2017 edition of the Criminal Justice Handbook is now available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The handbook contains more than 600 pages of Tennessee criminal statutes and court...
July 11, 2017
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) annually hosts the world's largest conference on treatment courts and criminal justice reform. With more than 30 tracks and hundreds of...
May 11, 2017
Source:  Nashville Bar AssociationWith over 355 people in attendance, the Nashville Bar Association hosted their annual Law Day Luncheon on Friday, May 5, 2017—this year centering around the...
May 11, 2017
Nine people graduated from Davidson County Veterans Court and were celebrated on Monday, May 8, 2017. General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn presided over the ceremony, and also presides over...
April 19, 2017
Several general sessions judges attended the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change.The conference, "focused on sexual assault, intimate partner violence,...
February 28, 2017
 More than 150 general sessions judges from across Tennessee have gathered in Nashville this week to attend the annual General Sessions Judges Conference. At the conference, judges are...
February 7, 2017
 On Monday, February 6, 2017, seven individuals graduated from Davidson County Veterans Treatment Court.  General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn presided over the ceremony, and also...
February 3, 2017
From The Commercial AppealBryan Owens committed his first crime when he was 12. He did it for the love of his life: drugs."I was smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol," Owens says. "My birth...