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March 18, 2014
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two grants.  The deadline for both grants is April 11. More information is available here: Application for...
March 17, 2014
A five-member Special Supreme Court convened solely to hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the way appellate judges are initially chosen and later stand for reelection to office ruled...
March 7, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Carma Dennis McGee of Savannah as chancellor in the 24th Judicial District.  She replaces Chancellor Ron E. Harmon, who died September 14, 2013.McGee...
March 7, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that state law allows a plaintiff to add a defendant whose involvement was raised by the original defendant, even when the plaintiff was...
March 6, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis man’s conviction for first-degree felony murder while clarifying Tennessee law regarding the requirements to make an arrest and when a confession...
March 5, 2014
Sullivan County General Sessions Judge William A. "Bill" Watson died last week after an extended illness. Judge Williams,74, was first elected in 1998.More information and a complete obituary are...
March 5, 2014
The Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments met Wednesday, March 5 in Nashville to interview five candidates for the position on the Tennessee Supreme Court being vacated this summer by...
February 27, 2014
Sumner County Circuit Court Judge C.L. “Buck” Rogers died Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Hendersonville.Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, 353 Johnny Cash...
February 25, 2014
The first-ever statewide gathering of faith-based organization and pro bono lawyers will bring together individuals and groups with a common interest in assisting Tennesseans with civil legal...
February 24, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission is hosting a Pro Bono Legal Clinic Conference on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Nashville, TN.  The Conference will be a combination of...
February 21, 2014
In a unanimous Opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the disbarment of a Memphis attorney from the practice of law for violating multiple Tennessee Rules of Professional...
February 21, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets March 5 in Nashville to select nominees for the Tennessee Supreme Court vacancy.The vacancy was created...
February 20, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reinstated DUI charges against David Dwayne Bell. Mr. Bell was stopped in 2009 by police for driving on the wrong side of a divided highway and performed several...
February 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court is now seeking applications for the Clerk of the Appellate Courts position based in Nashville.Qualified applicants must be a licensed Tennessee attorney, have extensive...
February 7, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam welcomed the Tennessee Supreme Court to the historic court chambers in the Capitol building in Nashville February 6, 2014. The courtroom was the home of the court from the late 1850s...
January 31, 2014
Clerk of the Appellate Courts Mike Catalano announced today he will retire in June of this year and become an ordained deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, pursuing his ministry on a full-time basis....
January 31, 2014
History will be the stage for the Tennessee Supreme Court as they hear oral arguments next week in the Supreme Court Chambers of the Tennessee State Capitol.The Court regularly hears cases in the...
January 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a plaintiff has extra time to refile her health care liability lawsuit based on a law that took effect while her initial lawsuit was pending.Juanita E....
January 28, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to set aside a 13-year-old guilty plea in which the defendant was never told the full extent of his punishment. In doing so, the Court determined that a...
January 27, 2014
Retired Chancellor Frederick D. McDonald of Knoxville passed away on January 25, 2014. He was 85. Chancellor McDonald, born and raised in Michigan, was a graduate of the University of Michigan Law...
January 27, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. – The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice William C. Koch Jr.’s announcement that...
January 23, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on January 23, 2014 in McKenzie to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Chancellor opening in the 24th Judicial...
January 23, 2014
Nearly 300 people, including a Tennessee Supreme Court justice and a Knoxville Circuit Court judge, braved temperatures in the 30s to participate in the Race Against Racism, part of the 2014...
January 22, 2014
The Office of Gov. Bill Haslam is taking applications for a special judge for the General Sessions Court in Sullivan County. The need for a special judge is created by Judge William A. Watson’s...
January 17, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider three applicants when it meets next week in McKenzie to select nominees for the chancery court vacancy in the 24th Judicial District...