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August 31, 2017
The Tennessee Municipal Judges’ Conference presented the Sharon G. Lee Award of Excellence to Judge Gregory D. Smith of Montgomery County. The award is presented each year to a municipal judge who...
August 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on September 6, 2017, in Knoxville, TN. The first two cases will be heard at the University of Tennessee College of Law.  The latter two cases...
August 30, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to consider nine applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 11th Judicial District – Hamilton County. The vacancy was...
August 30, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has rejected a defendant hospital’s argument that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a surviving spouse was null and void because the spouse was not represented by a lawyer...
August 30, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to consider nine applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 11th Judicial District – Hamilton County. The vacancy was...
August 25, 2017
The Supreme Court has ruled that multiple convictions for sexual offenses arising from a single act of sexual assault should be analyzed under double jeopardy principles. In reaching this conclusion...
August 24, 2017
Juvenile court judges, judicial staff, attorneys, and other juvenile justice professionals from across Tennessee spent nearly half their annual conference learning about the state’s opioid crisis and...
August 24, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today (Thursday, August 24, 2017) to consider eight applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and...
August 23, 2017
The 2017 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 22, 2017
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) launched a one-time court security grant program effective August 18, 2017. The AOC received $2 million in one-time funds appropriated by the Tennessee...
August 22, 2017
Source: Columbus Air Force BaseChildren of three World War II prisoners of war gathered during a Base Community Council luncheon Aug. 11 at the Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; and...
August 22, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets September 15, 2017, in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 16th Judicial...
August 21, 2017
Judge Timothy R. Brock of Coffee County was awarded the McCain-Abernathy Award by the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (TCJFCJ) for his exceptional service in advancing juvenile...
August 21, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today Thursday, September 14, 2017, to consider seven applicants for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson County. The vacancy was...
August 16, 2017
Jason Ray brought a lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee seeking money damages for an alleged violation of his civil rights.  Mr. Ray pled guilty in 2013 to theft of property over $60,000...
August 14, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 17th Judicial District – Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, and Moore Counties. The 17th District...
August 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed a public reprimand for Knoxville attorney Danny C. Garland, II, based on his professional misconduct.  In 2014, the Tennessee Board of Professional...
August 4, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has increased a hearing panel’s recommended punishment of a public censure and suspended Paul Julius Walwyn from the practice of law for one year.  He will serve six...
August 3, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 16th Judicial District – Rutherford and Cannon Counties. The 16th District Circuit Court...
August 3, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Criminal Court judge vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson County. The Honorable J. Randall Wyatt, Jr. has informed...
August 1, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets August 24, 2017 in Dandridge to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke,...
July 28, 2017
The Administration of Children and Families (ACF) held their Human Trafficking Regional Meeting in Miami, Florida this week. Groups from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North...
July 26, 2017
The Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice is hereby authorized and directed to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s juvenile...
July 23, 2017
 Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Supreme Court, statement on the passing of Judge Keith Siskin, Circuit Court Judge of the 16th Judicial District for Cannon and Rutherford Counties: ...
July 21, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today (Friday, July 21, 2017) to consider five applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County. The vacancy...