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May 12, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee challenged the legal profession to set the standard for all professions and make gender equality a top priority.Chief Justice Lee’s remarks were made...
May 11, 2015
The Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit public interest law and advocacy firm serving families, has honored Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby as a Community Mother of the Year for her...
May 5, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of three men accused of robbing a woman outside of her Knoxville residence, ordering her into her home, and confining her inside while they...
May 4, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on May 4, 2015 in Johnson City to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st...
May 4, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s ruling against a police officer on his claim of retaliatory discharge under Tennessee’s Public Protection Act. The Court held that the officer had...
May 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week regarding whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of electrocution as a possible method of execution.The...
April 30, 2015
In videos featured at the Business Court launch April 23 in Nashville, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell both lauded the launch of Tennessee's first business court. Watch them...
April 29, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Chancery Court Judge vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby County. The vacancy was created by the death...
April 23, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle launched the state’s first Business Court to the business and legal communities at a gathering in...
April 14, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets May 4 in Johnson City to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st Judicial...
April 14, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named attorney Beth Boniface of Morristown as circuit court judge in the 3rd Judicial District.The vacancy was created by the death of the Honorable Michael Faulk, who...
April 10, 2015
The Access to Justice Commission and The Faith & Justice Alliance are hosting a volunteer attorney training on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin...
April 10, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 10, 2015 in Columbia to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming circuit court vacancy in the 22nd...
April 9, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 9, 2015 in Chattanooga to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming criminal court vacancy in the 11th...
April 7, 2015
Chief Justice Sharon Lee's statement on the passing of Shelby County Chancellor Oscar Carr:Our entire judicial family is saddened by the loss of Shelby County Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr III and...
April 7, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that a Knoxville woman could forfeit her right to pretrial bail if it is shown that she committed crimes while released on bail pending trial for another crime...
April 6, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a jury can be instructed to consider – and a defendant can be convicted of – the less serious crime of criminal attempt, even if there is evidence that the...
April 6, 2015
The University of Pittsburgh honored retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder, of Memphis, with the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award for her...
April 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a Union County sexual battery case because the jury was not selected in the manner prescribed by the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure....
March 31, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will add a voluntary funding mechanism for attorneys to contribute to access to justice programs, but will not require attorneys to report pro bono hours under changes...
March 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower claim by Charles Haynes, a former employee of Formac Stables, Inc., in Obion County.Haynes worked as a groom at Formac...
March 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated charges of driving under the influence and violating the open container law against Williamson County resident Mechelle Montgomery in an opinion that...
March 26, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a new trial in a Memphis case in which a man was convicted of rape of a child.In 2012, Frederick Herron was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of his...
March 20, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 1st Judicial District – Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, & Washington counties....
March 20, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a man who was convicted of first degree felony murder in 1991 for his role in the killing of an elderly couple during a string of...