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August 29, 2016
From The TennesseanAn 8-foot-tall bronze statue of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr. was unveiled Saturday in a ceremony honoring the judicial pioneer's legacy....
August 25, 2016
From The TennesseanFor years she was trafficked, sold to others for sex by her husband. The woman said she used drugs, leading to an addiction, and was stabbed several times during an...
August 25, 2016
The 10-year anniversary committee of the Justice A.A. Birch Building will dedicate a statue of Chief Justice A. A. Birch, Jr. a state Supreme Court judge, who served 37 years as a judicial stalwart,...
August 23, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the denial of pretrial diversion in two cases, which were consolidated for oral argument. In these appeals, the Supreme Court reiterated the process district...
August 19, 2016
The Supreme Court has elected Justice Jeff Bivins to be the next chief justice of the Court. Justice Bivins was unanimously elected by the Court to a term that begins September 1.Justice Bivins was...
August 18, 2016
Two juvenile court judges have been recognized by the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for their exceptional service in advancing juvenile justice.Henry County Judge Vicki Snyder...
August 17, 2016
The 2016 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...
August 16, 2016
From the Cleveland Banner  By ALLEN MINCEY Banner Staff WriterCircuit Court Judge Andrew Freiberg has to deal with all types of criminal offenders, with many who may take part in offenses...
August 11, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee has filed a standing order for substitute judges in light of the recent indictment and suspension of Campbell County General Sessions Judge Amanda...
August 10, 2016
An expungement clinic in Davidson County attracted several hundred people hoping to clear criminal records that can present obstacles to getting jobs, homes or other opportunities.The event was held...
August 8, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today in Memphis to consider 11 applicants for the impending Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County.The vacancy was...
August 5, 2016
The Eastern Grand Division of the Tennessee Appellate Courts will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, August 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the courthouse at 505 Main Street in downtown Knoxville.Anyone is...
August 5, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Bill Young of Nashville as chancellor in the 20th Judicial District, which serves Davidson County.  Young replaces retiring Chancellor Carol McCoy,...
August 4, 2016
Kirsten Jacobson, a 2016 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, was recently awarded a competitive, two-year postgraduate fellowship by the nonprofit Equal Justice Works, whose...
August 3, 2016
More than $75,000 has been donated by Tennessee attorneys to organizations that serve low-income individuals in need of legal assistance.The donations come as part of the annual registration process...
July 29, 2016
Court Clerks across the state recognized Purple Out Day Friday, July 29, wearing purple and collecting donations for Alzheimer's Tennessee.Information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias is...
July 28, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1. Purkey, 57, has...
July 27, 2016
From the Daily News JournalRutherford County will establish a Mental Health Court by December or January once state funding arrives to hire a therapist and two case workers, an official said.General...
July 27, 2016
More than 200 court clerks offices across the state will participate in the second annual Purple Out Day Friday, July 29 as they wear purple to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementias...
July 26, 2016
A statue of Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr., will be dedicated August 27 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Justice A.A. Birch Building in downtown Nashville.Justice Adolpho Birch was the...
July 25, 2016
TennesseeCourt of Appeals Judge John McClarty’s law clerk Stephanie Slater has published an article about Justice Edward T. Sanford’s tenure on the Supreme Court of the United States.Justice Sanford...
July 25, 2016
Tennessee ranks ninth in United States for providing access to its courts, according to the 2016 Justice Index, a nationwide study that ranks states according to their adoption of selected best...
July 22, 2016
From the Tullahoma NewsThe Coffee County Drug Court program keeps growing. Seventeen participants graduated on July 6 – the largest number of graduates since the program’s beginning over a decade ago...
July 21, 2016
Tennessee was one of eight states competitively selected to participate in the Three Branch Institute to Improve Child Safety and Prevent Child Fatalities, a project of the National Governor’s...
July 20, 2016
The statewideIndigent Representation Task Force will hear from the public at meetings to be held next week in Nashville and next month in Franklin.The task force has traveled throughout the state on...