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May 10, 2018
The State Justice Institute (“SJI”) has awarded the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (“AOC”) a Curriculum Adaptation and Training Grant to work with the National Center for State Courts...
May 9, 2018
Two judges who were instrumental in the long fight to desegregate Nashville’s public schools will be honored Friday at the third annual Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Fund Luncheon.The luncheon...
May 4, 2018
Kristi Robbins Rezabek, staff attorney for the Tennessee Court of Appeals, passed away on May 4, 2018 at the age of 57. She worked for the Court of Appeals since 2006 and was based in the Jackson...
May 4, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended a Rutherford County attorney, James Carl Cope, for an additional 25 months.  Mr. Cope was temporarily suspended in October 2016, and he requested that...
May 2, 2018
The May 1 primary elections that were held in 57 Tennessee counties mainly involved selecting general election candidates for county positions like mayor and county commissioner. Several counties...
April 27, 2018
The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation this session funding three new judge positions in Tennessee. The new positions will be in the state’s 19th Judicial District, which serves Montgomery...
April 24, 2018
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark was recently honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Vanderbilt University Law School at the school’s Founders Circle Dinner.The...
April 20, 2018
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate recently moderated an opioid-related discussion at the National Association of Attorneys General’s Southern Regional Meeting. Also...
April 20, 2018
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins recently spoke at a conference devoted to exploring the issue of childhood poverty. The Summit on Children: The Science and Story of Poverty, was...
April 19, 2018
Self-represented litigants in eight Tennessee counties will soon be able to enjoy convenient access to valuable legal information and resources thanks to a series of grants provided by the Tennessee...
April 18, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) as the key testing component for bar admission for aspiring Tennessee attorneys. The UBE is a nationwide test that has been adopted...
April 17, 2018
Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named to a national committee tasked with helping states collaborate across branches and agencies to address the...
April 16, 2018
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III, whose decades-long career as a judge earned him the admiration and respect of innumerable Tennesseans both inside and outside the...
April 11, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court clarified when a new legal ruling issued after a criminal trial should be applied to a case retroactively and what standards an appellate court should apply to decide...
April 10, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court held today that Metro Nashville must hold a special election to fill the Office of Mayor. The decision reversed a ruling of the Davidson County Chancery Court that upheld...
April 6, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear one case on April 9, 2018, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the case are as follows:  Monday, April 9, 2018 Ludye N. Wallace v. Metropolitan...
April 3, 2018
Many developments and initiatives have been implemented, and state and federal plans have been announced, that all have one common goal: to mitigate the opioid epidemic sweeping across Tennessee and...
April 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases on April 4, 2018, in Jackson, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Board of Professional Responsibility v. Larry Edward...
March 26, 2018
Over the course of a career, many attorneys will walk into a courtroom through the main door, take a position behind a counsel table, and advocate zealously for their client by raising objections,...
March 26, 2018
The Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County is the designated Circuit Court in the Sixth Judicial District to hear divorces, orders of protection, and Juvenile Court matters that are appealed to Circuit...
March 23, 2018
On the late morning of March 15th, Tennesseans congregated on the grounds of The Hermitage to celebrate the birthday of one of the state’s greatest historical figures: President Andrew Jackson. The...
March 21, 2018
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is now accepting grant applications for the Parent Education and Mediation Fund (“PEMF”) and the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (“VORP”) for the...
March 20, 2018
Judges from across the state gathered at Montgomery Bell State Park in early March for the first Tennessee Judicial Conference of the year. The five-day conference provided judges the opportunity to...
March 15, 2018
Previously, on January 18, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court set an execution date of August, 9, 2018, for condemned inmate Billy Ray Irick. On February 5, 2018, the State filed motions seeking...
March 5, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the surviving spouse of a person killed in a vehicle accident could initiate a wrongful death action on the decedent’s behalf even though the...