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April 14, 2016
The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently launched a new online ordering system for Supreme Court cases. The new system will allow researchers to request cases dating back to the early...
April 12, 2016
From the Paris Post-IntelligencerThe Palmersville Historical Society will present an evening of reminiscence and celebration, commemorating the 50-year legal career of judge and Palmersville native...
April 12, 2016
Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) and Rep. Harold M. Love, Jr. (D-Nashville), along with leaders in the judicial and legal communities announced an initiative today to improve awareness of and...
April 11, 2016
From The ChattanooganU.S. Circuit Judge H. Ted Milburn of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, died after a brief illness on April 1, 2016. Judge Milburn was born in Cleveland, Tn. on May 26,...
April 8, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that customers of a sewer service provider in Hamilton County may file a lawsuit to challenge their rates without first going through administrative proceedings....
April 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request by a death row inmate to have a hearing to determine whether he is eligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled, concluding that the...
April 1, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed former judge and Williamson County attorney Robert E. Lee Davies to the position of senior judge.Davies practices family law, personal injury, and business...
March 31, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Shelby County Attorney J. Ross Dyer to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Western Section, replacing Roger Page, who recently became a Tennessee Supreme Court...
March 23, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Tennessee Department of Revenue to impose a tax variance on the parent company of Verizon Wireless. The Court held that the Commissioner of...
March 17, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the Metro Nashville Police Department is not required by the Tennessee Public Records Act to release investigation records requested by a group of media...
March 16, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to enter into contracts for representation of indigent persons by attorneys working on various types of cases...
March 16, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated convictions for especially aggravated kidnapping charges and affirmed multiple other convictions arising out of a home invasion in Memphis. In July...
March 8, 2016
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two grants. The deadline for both grants is April 8, 2016. More information is available here:Application for Grant...
March 8, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Valerie L. Smith as circuit court judge for the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County.Smith’s appointment fills the vacancy created last year...
March 8, 2016
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today in Jackson to consider eight applicants for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created when Judge Roger A. Page was appointed to the...
March 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a professional negligence lawsuit against a law firm, concluding that the claim was timely filed under Tennessee’s savings...
March 4, 2016
From the Nashville Post:The first six appointments to the newly created Trial Court Vacancy Commission have been made, with Nashville attorney Tom Lawless to serve as chairman of the entity.The...
March 3, 2016
From the Daily News JournalIn the 15 years since the Drug Court (now called Recovery Court) in Rutherford County accepted its first three participants, hundreds of people have passed through it,...
March 2, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Initiative focuses on creating channels of free legal support for low income Tennesseans. On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m., the...
March 2, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force, appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to review practices regarding how attorneys are compensated for work with individuals who are unable to afford legal...
February 26, 2016
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider eight applicants when it meets March 8 in Jackson to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created by the...
February 23, 2016
In a historic first, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Roger Page has been confirmed by the Tennessee General Assembly for a seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court.In a unanimous vote during a joint...
February 22, 2016
The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, today announced the winners of the first Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Early...
February 19, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Initiative focuses on creating channels of free legal support for low income Tennesseans. On Monday, March 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m., the TFJA...
February 17, 2016
From the Jackson SunSierra Alexander found it inviting when she learned the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Middle Section was visiting Union University on Tuesday.“This was a first-time...