Press Releases

October 13, 2021
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals opening in the Western Section created by the...
October 13, 2021
U.S. District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw welcomed to Nashville a banquet hall full of female judges from across the United States and far-off corners of the world to the 43rd Annual National...
October 13, 2021
The Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference (TGSJC) recently elected Hamilton County General Sessions and Mental Health Court Judge Lila Statom as its new president. The TGSJC is comprised of...
October 11, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider two applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 29th judicial district, which includes Lake and Dyer counties. This vacancy was created by the...
October 8, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced two key judicial appointments.“These two qualified Tennesseans will bring valuable experience to their respective roles,” said Governor Lee. “I’m honored...
October 7, 2021
Federal Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today was bestowed the 39th annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award, the highest...
October 5, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has four cases set for its October 6, 2021 docket. Two of the cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the TNCourt’s YouTube...
September 28, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark, who passed away on September 24 after a short battle with cancer, will lie in state at the Tennessee State Capitol on Wednesday, September 29, from 10 a....
September 28, 2021
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Alan E. Glenn, effective July 1,...
September 28, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 29th Judicial District, which covers Dyer and Lake counties. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
September 26, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark, who passed away on September 24 after a short battle with cancer, will lie in state at the Tennessee State Capitol on Wednesday, September 29. ...
September 24, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark, whose public service to the judiciary and her community spanned over four decades, passed away overnight, at the age of 71 after a short battle with...
September 22, 2021
A lifetime dream came true for recently appointed Judge Robert Thomas Bateman when he donned a black robe and took the bench for the first time as one of the 19th Judicial District’s newest judges....
September 21, 2021
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services kicked off its 44th annual Equal Justice University by honoring the Tennessee Supreme Court for its leadership and work in keeping courts open and accessible...
September 15, 2021
Sumner County Youth Empowerment (SCYE) is Tennessee’s first juvenile mental health court. The intensive probation and treatment program, which kicked off in May and welcomed its first case last month...
September 3, 2021
A commitment to helping themselves while serving others in need is what the 23rd Judicial District Drug Court is all about. That’s why this group of Drug Court participants and team members were...
September 1, 2021
Judge Jill Bartee Ayers was welcomed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in a special investiture ceremony held in the State Capitol on August 30. She is the 44th judge to take the bench on the Court of...
August 31, 2021
The investiture and swearing-in ceremony for incoming Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger A. Page scheduled for this week has been postponed until later this fall. As is customary, Justice...
August 30, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Ryan Spitzer to serve as circuit court judge for the 7th Judicial District to fill the Honorable Donald R. Elledge’s vacancy, effective immediately.“Ryan...
August 27, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed Judge Roy B. Morgan. Jr., as a senior judge for a term of four years, effective September 1, 2022. Judge Morgan is currently a circuit court judge in the...
August 26, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order that reinforces the authority of judges statewide to respond to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, including requiring facial coverings in their...
August 24, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page has been elected Chief Justice by his colleagues for a term that begins September 1, 2021. Justice Page succeeds Justice Jeff Bivins, who has served as...
August 24, 2021
Court operations in Humphrey County have been disrupted by the catastrophic flooding in the area over the weekend. While the courthouse itself did not sustain substantial damage, phone, internet, and...
August 16, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision of a Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel denying an attorney’s petition seeking relief from costs associated with his disbarment...
August 11, 2021
The Tennessee Trial Judges Association installed a new president for the 2021-2022 term at a recent meeting.  The Tennessee Trial Judges Association, formed in 1976, is a non-partisan...