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October 28, 2016
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for Shelby County General Sessions Judge Bill Anderson, Jr.Read a copy of the Board’s release.
October 24, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Mary L. Wagner of Memphis as circuit court judge for the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County. The vacancy was created by the retirement of...
October 24, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a car rented from a national self-insured car rental agency qualifies as an “uninsured motor vehicle” for purposes of an insurance claim filed by a...
October 21, 2016
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court celebrates the resounding success of the Business Court Docket Pilot Project operated as a part of the Davidson County Chancery Court.  Since its inception...
October 20, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission’s recently released annual report shows Tennessee attorneys are donating more than 500,000 hours of their time annually worth more than $100...
October 14, 2016
In two unanimous opinions released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that an indictment that includes a charge for employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony...
October 12, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that the state legislature did not remove an existing practice in Tennessee courts established by prior Tennessee case law when it enacted a statute that...
October 10, 2016
Clint Black and John Rich will headline a benefit for the Davidson County Drug Court, Cherished H.E.A.R.T.S., and Grace Empowered.This music showcase will be held at Mt. Richmore - the home of...
October 6, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins was sworn in by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremonial investiture in the historic Supreme Court chambers Thursday afternoon.More than 80 people were in...
October 3, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear six cases October 5 and 6 in Nashville, including a case concerning the constitutionality of Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol.Stephen West, et al. v....
September 30, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins will have a ceremonial swearing in with Gov. Bill Haslam at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016 in the historic Supreme Court chambers within the...
September 30, 2016
The Davidson County Chancery Court is implementing electronic case filing. Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 18, the Chancellors of the Twentieth Judicial District are soliciting and will...
September 29, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30 in Legislative Plaza.The Task Force will hear presentations from:Vince Dean, Hamilton County Criminal Court...
September 29, 2016
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has modified the state’s approach to collateral estoppel – a legal principle governing the relationships and issues between parties that are...
September 28, 2016
From WCYBWASHINGTON COUNTY - A specialty court in Washington County, Tennessee is saving taxpayers money. A mental health court will soon mark 10 years of service.This criminal prosecution...
September 22, 2016
The Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference presented the annual Judge Leon Ruben Awards in recognition of outstanding service and accomplishment by General Sessions judges to Judge Daniel L....
September 22, 2016
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate was the keynote speaker for the Junior League of Nashville general membership Tuesday, September 20.Director Tate spoke to members...
September 21, 2016
From the Knoxville News SentinelSee photos from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Fourth Circuit Court in Knox County, held on September 20, 2016.
September 21, 2016
From the Chattanooga Times Free PressThe city of Chattanooga on Monday launched a website aimed at helping people with criminal histories regain the right to vote and expunge their records.The...
September 13, 2016
Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio August 24th through the 26th, 2016 delegates from nine states, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee...
September 12, 2016
From the Daily Post AthenianAn alternative to jail time for people with mental illnesses has been formed for residents in the local area.On Thursday, officials announced the new 10th Judicial...
September 9, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court recently issued several orders soliciting comments to proposed rule changes:Proposed amendments of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8, RPC 1.15 & Rule 43 – Comments due...
September 9, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page recently spoke at the Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies’ 33rd annual Attorney Day in Franklin,Justice Page spoke about his experience going through the...
September 9, 2016
All five Tennessee justices were honored at the annual Knoxville Bar Association Supreme Court Dinner.The Court recognized 54 attorneys from the Knoxville area on the Attorney for Justice Pro Bono...
September 8, 2016
Judge Sherry Paty was introduced as the new president of the Tennessee Municipal Judges’ Conference during the group’s annual meeting in August. Judge Paty serves as Chattanooga Municipal court judge...