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April 25, 2017
Source: UT College of LawFormer Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Chairman, UT College of Law alumnus and Memphis attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis, III of Baker Donelson, has been elected a...
April 20, 2017
State Supreme Court Justices and judges from across the South have gathered in Nashville this week for the National Center for State Courts' Juvenile Justice Reform Summit (MacArthur Summit)....
April 19, 2017
In a family dispute over land in Davidson County, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that, where two persons own land as joint tenants with a right of survivorship, if one of them transfers her...
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,...
April 18, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants when it meets May 1, 2017 in Kingsport to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District – Sullivan County....
April 13, 2017
More than 150 Municipal Court judges from across Tennessee attended seminars this week in Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson. The judges attended workshops on ethical duties, codes enforcement and...
April 13, 2017
Source: Williamson HeraldStites & Harbison PLLC attorney Julian Bibb was awarded the 2017 Elizabeth Collins Award for Distinguished Service by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP). The...
April 12, 2017
Justice Cornelia Clark kicked off the first Music City Legal Hackers’ Hackathon for Justice at Vanderbilt University Law School on April 8, 2017. Speaking to a group of lawyers, law students, coders...
April 12, 2017
On Monday, April 10, Justice Sharon Lee spoke to students at The Bright School in Chattanooga. Justice Lee spoke to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders about Tennessee's judicial system, and answered the...
April 11, 2017
SOURCE: Nashville Lawyers' Association for WomenJustice Cornelia Clark has been selected for the 2017 Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Award. Judge Clark was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in...
April 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that based on the testimony regarding Charles Kilburn’s death, his death is not compensable as a direct and natural consequence of his original compensable injury...
April 10, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force presented its report to the Court, entitled, Liberty & Justice for All: Providing Right to Counsel Services in...
April 7, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force will announce the key recommendations it has made to the Court toimprove the delivery of legal representation to Tennesseans who...
April 7, 2017
A majority of the Supreme Court has ruled that, despite the existence of “no trespassing” signs near an unobstructed driveway, police officers’ warrantless entry onto the defendant’s property was...
April 7, 2017
Source: By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News DirectorThey say dogs are man’s best friend and that certainly is true at the Henry County Juvenile Court, where Tanner, a beautiful Golden Retriever,...
April 7, 2017
Source: UT-MartinThe Tennessee Court of Appeals met at the University of Tennessee at Martin on April 4 to hear four cases on the docket. The Court of Appeals is one of Tennessee’s two appellate-...
April 6, 2017
State Court Justices from across the nation recently visited Nashville. The State Justice Institute (SJI) held their board meeting in Nashville, and attendees met at the Old Supreme Court Chambers at...
April 5, 2017
Today, theTennessee Supreme Court announced that it is launching Phase 2 of the Tennessee Business Court Docket Pilot Project, building on the unprecedented success of the initial phase of the...
April 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 search warrant for property belonging to Jerry Lewis Tuttle in Maury County.  The search, which yielded marijuana, cocaine...
April 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled a general contractor and two subcontractors are not liable to the homeowners after a fire destroyed their partially completed home. The Supreme Court affirmed...
April 3, 2017
TLAW Women's Empowerment Conference was held at Waller's offices Friday, March 31, 2017. Justice Cornelia Clark opened the conference by touting HELP4TNDAY and how attorneys can volunteer their time...
April 3, 2017
April 1 was HELP4TNDAY in Tennessee. Legal clinics, expungement clinics, continuing legal education and other events occurred across the state. The day was to raise awareness of the Tennessee Supreme...
March 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear seven cases April 5-6, 2017, in Jackson, Tenn.  The details of the cases are as follows:Wednesday, April 5, 2017Church of God in Christ, Inc., et al v. L.M...
March 29, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District – Sullivan County. Judge R. Jerry Beck has informed the governor that...
March 28, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the position of trial judge secretarial assistant is subject to the employment-at-will doctrine that generally applies in Tennessee.  The Court’s...