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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...
February 17, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to enter into contracts for representation of indigent litigants by attorneys working on various types of...
February 16, 2016
From WREG MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Hearings are nothing new inside Shelby County Juvenile Court, but if you listen carefully, these aren't real attorneys, bailiffs or court clerks. They are students...
February 12, 2016
From The Tennessean For Leondra Benford, going to court in a school cafeteria on a recent Saturday morning was a big relief.For Rickie Dibrell, it was one of the best mornings he'...
February 11, 2016
In two cases involving motorists crossing roadway markings – one a double yellow centerline and another the right lane “fog line” – the Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the...
February 9, 2016
The Tennessee Judiciary has released its 2015 Annual Report.Below is Chief Justice Sharon Lee's introductory letter to the report, which is available in full here.As Judges, we see people at...
February 4, 2016
The Supreme Court has decided to increase the punishment recommended by a hearing panel to discipline an attorney for sexual misconduct involving a client that he was appointed to represent in a...
February 4, 2016
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy that will occur if the general assembly confirms Gov. Bill Haslam’s...
February 3, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear five cases on its February docket in Nashville, including two cases that will be presented at Nashville School of Law.Three civil cases will be heard during a...
January 29, 2016
In an opinion filed today, the Supreme Court held that parents’ constitutional right to fundamental fairness in termination proceedings does not require adoption of a separate procedure that allows...
January 28, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Hornsby man for 37 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, ruling that an error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his...
January 26, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in the direct appeal of Lemaricus Davidson, the man sentenced to death for his role in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and...