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December 4, 2020
Statement by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners: "The State of Kentucky has announced that, after releasing grades for the online bar assessment, it has discovered a software error that...
December 1, 2020
Twenty-Third Judicial District judges are eagerly anticipating the official opening of the new Dickson County Justice Center on Nov. 30 in Charlotte. The 70,000-square-foot, three-story building will...
November 26, 2020
Judge Raymond Grimes, a general sessions and juvenile judge in Montgomery County, passed away on November 26 after being hospitalized with COVID-19 for several days. He was 73. He was first...
November 25, 2020
Murfreesboro Municipal Judge Ewing Sellers was recently awarded the 2020 Sharon G. Lee Award of Excellence by the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference. In 2015, Board of Governors created the Sharon...
November 24, 2020
At the end of the month, 30th Judicial District Chancellor Walter L. Evans will retire after 22 years serving the people of Shelby County in Chancery Court.The retirement caps off a long and...
November 20, 2020
The Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference recently honored the late Judge John Harrison Lowe with a scholarship at the Nashville School of Law.  Judge Lowe passed away in March of 2018. He first...
November 19, 2020
Once a month at Room in the Inn, a homeless services organization in Nashville, criminal defendants with needs most people never have to worry about enter a room on the second floor seeking relief....
November 17, 2020
In response to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today designed to protect all of the participants in the judicial system and the public...
November 12, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, November 12, to consider five candidates for the 16th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 16th judicial district covers...
November 12, 2020
For far too many Americans, the opioid epidemic has become an all too familiar tragedy. Friends, colleagues, and family members across the country have had their lives hijacked or lost due to these...
November 11, 2020
America’s service members put everything on the line for their country, and in many cases the sacrifices they make take a toll. Thankfully, active duty service members and veterans in Montgomery...
November 10, 2020
Waymon Frederic “Fred” Axley, who served as a criminal court judge in the 30th judicial district for 25 years, entered his eternal home on Friday, November 6, 2020 at his home. A memorial service...
November 5, 2020
Since its inception in 2001, the 21st District Recovery Court has been a blessing for people struggling with substance use disorders. Through the recovery court program, habitual, non-violent...
November 4, 2020
Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Lynda Jones was recently elected president of the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference. Judge Jones has been a member...
November 3, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has six cases set for its November 4–5, 2020 docket. The first five cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing, and the sixth case will be submitted on briefs...
October 29, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, October 29, to consider eight candidates for the 6th judicial district chancery court vacancy. The 6th judicial district covers Knox...
October 28, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, October 28, to consider five candidates for the 6th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 6th judicial district covers Knox County....
October 28, 2020
This week the Washington County Commission voted unanimously to appoint Judge Janet Vest Hardin to fill out the remaining term of the late Judge James Nidiffer on the Washington County General...
October 27, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met yesterday and today to consider 11 applicants for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy in the Middle Section. After holding a public hearing and...
October 27, 2020
The Tennessee Business Court Docket Pilot Project continues to expand and break new ground, providing an invaluable resource to Tennessee’s business community. Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court...
October 23, 2020
Faith leaders and community partners from across the state are invited to attend the Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance’s fourth annual Pro Bono & Faith Days event, which will be held...
October 23, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order today approving remote administration of the February 2021 Uniform Bar Examination in Tennessee, citing the continuing risk associated with large...
October 22, 2020
The Tennessee Judicial Conference held its October meeting in a new place this year: online. It is the first TJC conference held since early March, just before the pandemic took hold. The June...
October 19, 2020
Litigation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of a recent article penned by 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Wright and his summer clerk, S. Cole Wheeler. “Pandemic...
October 15, 2020
Back in the spring, when it became increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was not going away any time soon, many law students realized that the summer internships or externships they had lined...