Indigent Representation Task Force

INDIGENT REPRESENTATION TASK FORCE PRESENTS REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS TO TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT

On April 3, 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force presented its report to the Court, entitled, Liberty & Justice for All: Providing Right to Counsel Services in Tennessee.The report offers detailed recommendations to improve the delivery of legal representation to Tennesseans who cannot afford it. Read more here.

Read the Indigent Representation Task Force Final Report: Liberty & Justice for All: Providing Right to Counsel Services in Tennessee

INDIGENT REPRESENTATION TASK FORCE MEMBERS

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William C. Koch, Jr., Chairperson
President and Dean
Nashville School of Law

Lela Hollabaugh
Partner
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Judge Deanna Bell Johnson
Circuit Court Judge
21st Judicial District

Susan L. Kay
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Clinical Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Law School

Rep. William Lamberth
State House District 44

Susan Mattson (non-voting member)
Principle Legislative Research Analyst
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury

Mark A. Mesler, II
Attorney
Rosenblum and Reisman Law Firm

Judge Loyce Lambert Ryan
Shelby County General Sessions Court

Judge Vicki S. Snyder
Henry County General Sessions Court

Judge Barry A. Steelman
Criminal Court Judge, 11th Judicial District

Sen. John Stevens
State District 24

Dwight Tarwater
General Counsel
Tennessee Office of the Governor

Advisory Council

DarKenya Waller
Managing Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
and the Cumberlands

Jason Gichner
Attorney
Morgan & Morgan Law Firm

Victor (Torry) Johnson III
Visiting Professor of Law
Belmont University College of Law

Christina A. Zawisza
Professor and Director of Child and Family Litigation Clinic
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Organizational Staff

David Carroll, Executive Director
Sixth Amendment Center
Research & Consulting Services

Rachel Harmon
General Counsel
Administrative Office of the Courts

Candi Henry
Partner
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC

Ceesha Lofton
Legal Project Assistant
Administrative Office of the Courts

Virginia Tabor
Paralegal
Administrative Office of the Courts

Lacy Wilber
Assistant General Counsel
Administrative Office of the Courts

Michele Wojciechowski
Director of Communications and Engagement
Nashville School of Law