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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...
July 19, 2016
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter will honor Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby as the “Special Distinguished Alumna” at its 2016 Pillars of Excellence Awards Ceremony and...
July 19, 2016
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate was recently honored and spoke at the 4th Annual System of Care Conference July 11, 2016 in Franklin, TN.Pictured with Commissioner of...
July 14, 2016
The Administrative Office of the Courts has approximately $200,000 in grant funding available for the development or continuation of initiatives that will address the needs of divorcing, divorced, or...
July 12, 2016
Chief Justice Sharon Lee’s statement on the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Cooper, Sr.: The entire judicial family is saddened by the passing of former Tennessee Supreme...
July 11, 2016
In a case involving claims between siblings who were shareholders in a closely held family corporation, the Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a new standard for when a shareholder can file a direct...
July 7, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider 11 applicants when it meets August 8, 2016 in Memphis to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby County....
July 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that defendants who have entered a guilty plea cannot seek relief from that plea using a statutory procedure that the Court says is intended by Tennessee law...
July 6, 2016
The Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions and sentences of death for Howard Hawk Willis for killing two East Tennessee teenagers and dismembering one of them. In 2010, a Washington County...