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July 12, 2017
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, 2017
In 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court established the Indigent Representation Task Force to study and make recommendations concerning many issues surrounding Tennessee’s system of representation for...
July 11, 2017
The 2017 Tennessee Judicial Conference (TJC) recently held its annual conference in coordination with the Tennessee Bar Association in Kingsport.  This year, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals...
July 11, 2017
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) annually hosts the world's largest conference on treatment courts and criminal justice reform. With more than 30 tracks and hundreds of...
July 11, 2017
Tennessee, like many states across the country, has been experiencing a continued shortage of court reporters to record trials in our criminal courts. In addition, specialized court reporter schools...
July 10, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 11thJudicial District – Hamilton County. The Honorable W. Neil Thomas, III has informed the...
July 7, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. The Honorable Ben...
July 6, 2017
Nashville, Tenn. – The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties...
July 6, 2017
A ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, July 8, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2nd Saturday Legal Aid Clinic, or 2SLAC, serving the Memphis community.The event will be from 1 p.m....
July 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a prospective plaintiff who provides pre-suit notice of a healthcare liability claim to a single healthcare provider is not required to provide a medical...
July 3, 2017
Judge Childers was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1984, and re-elected in 1990, 1998, 2006 and 2014, and served as Presiding Judge of the 30th Judicial District, after being elected by fellow state...
June 29, 2017
Tennesseans just gained an important ally in their effort to reform the criminal justice system with the newly formed bipartisan Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice, chaired...
June 29, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Kids involved in crimes are getting a lot of attention in Tennessee. Some of it came right from the top Wednesday with what is called a Blue Ribbon task force.The task force...
June 28, 2017
Members of the Three Branch Institute core team gather in Nashville to discuss ways to improve child safety and fatalities.This gathering will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss and...
June 27, 2017
Replacement for retiring Judge R. Jerry BeckNASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed William K. Rogers of Kingsport as circuit court judge for the Second Judicial District, which...
June 26, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants when it meets Friday, July 21, 2017 in Memphis to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby...
June 19, 2017
The Tennessee Bar Association and its Executive Committee have chosen Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. as the 2017 recipient of the Justice Frank F. Drowota, III Outstanding Judicial Service Award. He...
June 16, 2017
The Supreme Court has reinstated an aggravated stalking conviction of a defendant for knowingly violating an order of protection.  The Court reversed a Court of Criminal Appeals decision that...
June 13, 2017
TheTennessee Bar Association and its Executive Committee have chosen Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. as the 2017 recipient of the Justice Frank F. Drowota, III Outstanding Judicial Service Award. This...
June 12, 2017
From the Herald-CitizenThe judge who not only brought drug recovery courts to Putnam County but also to the state of Tennessee officially retired his duties in the 13th Judicial District last week....
June 8, 2017
Deborah Taylor Tate was honored for her service on the Centerstone of Tennessee Board beginning in 2002 after serving as Governor Sundquist’s legal counsel and senior policy advisor on mental health...
June 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court and 53 members of the 101st Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently celebrated the Supreme Court’s Revised Military...
June 6, 2017
All five Tennessee Supreme Court Justices swore in applicants across the state to become members of the Tennessee Bar today, June 6, 2017.In Memphis, Justice Holly Kirby swore in 12 new applicants to...
June 2, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a defendant in a criminal case has no right to appeal a decision denying his request for the return of property that was seized during a...
June 2, 2017
Source: Tennessee Bar AssociationThe Tennessee Bar Association today named Nashville lawyer Joycelyn Stevenson as its new executive director. A shareholder with Littler Mendelson PC with a...