Courts

February 13, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court announced today (Monday) free legal advice events for all Tennesseans, from Memphis to Tri-Cities, as part of its Access to Justice Initiative, in which all Tennesseans...
February 10, 2017
Four new judges in Tennessee attended the Administrative Office of the Court's Judicial Academy on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.Circuit Court Judge for the 19th Judicial District...
February 9, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to enter into contracts for representation by attorneys working on various types of cases, including...
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 6, 2017
From The TennesseanDANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Judge Duane Slone has observed the arc of the opioid crisis firsthand since painkiller addiction began taking ahold of lives in the rural northeast...
February 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear nine cases February 8-9, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017State of Tennessee v. Walter H....
February 6, 2017
The Administrative Office of the Courts is pleased to welcome Kimi deMent as the new Pro Bono Coordinator for the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission. Ms. deMent joins the AOC...
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...
February 1, 2017
Davidson County Drug Court (now Recovery Court) honored six new graduates today, February 1, 2017.Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark was the keynote speaker, and addressed the audience...
January 30, 2017
From the Knoxville News-SentinelWhen the opiate epidemic came calling in his rural five-county jurisdiction, one East Tennessee judge admits he was caught unaware.“In 2000, 2001, I had a friend come...