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March 23, 2017
Excerpt from University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering magazine...Take, for example, Herff alumna Holly Kirby. Holly received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 1979. One...
March 21, 2017
All five justices with the Tennessee Supreme Court kicked off #HELP4TNDAY events today in Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. The awareness campaign asks Tennesseans to visit...
March 16, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that Tennessee’s Parental Relocation Statute, which applies to parents with a court-ordered parenting plan, was intended to make cases in which one parent wants...
March 14, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will kick off Help4TNDay with five press conferences in five cities across Tennessee on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  The event will educate the public about free legal...
March 10, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins addressed the Tennessee Judicial Opiate Working Group on Tuesday to discuss the impact the September 2016 Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Summit...
March 10, 2017
Electronic case filing is now available in Davidson County Chancery Court. Attorneys started e-filing soon after the soft launch of the Court’s e-filing system on March 1, 2017. “On behalf of the...
March 10, 2017
Retired Judge Jerry Scott, age 75, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away on Sunday evening, March 5, 2017. Services to Celebrate Judge Scott will be held: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 5:00pm (cst)...
March 8, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a Memphis food-service employee may not file a lawsuit against her employer for distributing tips in a way that violates Tennessee’s Tip Statute, because the...
March 6, 2017
On behalf of the Judiciary, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Douglas Henry. We applaud Senator Henry's longstanding legal career and his impeccable record as the longest serving...
March 6, 2017
The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala was held March 4. Among the speakers was Co-Chairman of the TBA Corporate Counsel Committee, Andy Branham, who...
March 3, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice and Kingsport native Jeff Bivins was presented with a city proclamation recently at a Kingsport Chamber breakfast. Bivins was honored for his leadership and...
February 28, 2017
 More than 150 general sessions judges from across Tennessee have gathered in Nashville this week to attend the annual General Sessions Judges Conference. At the conference, judges are...
February 23, 2017
Students at Belmont University College of Law saw the Court of Appeals in action on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The event was sponsored by Belmont's Criminal Law Society, and gave students a chance...
February 13, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court announced today (Monday) free legal advice events for all Tennesseans, from Memphis to Tri-Cities, as part of its Access to Justice Initiative, in which all Tennesseans...
February 10, 2017
Four new judges in Tennessee attended the Administrative Office of the Court's Judicial Academy on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.Circuit Court Judge for the 19th Judicial District...
February 9, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to enter into contracts for representation by attorneys working on various types of cases, including...
February 7, 2017
 On Monday, February 6, 2017, seven individuals graduated from Davidson County Veterans Treatment Court.  General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn presided over the ceremony, and also...
February 6, 2017
From The TennesseanDANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Judge Duane Slone has observed the arc of the opioid crisis firsthand since painkiller addiction began taking ahold of lives in the rural northeast...
February 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear nine cases February 8-9, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017State of Tennessee v. Walter H....
February 6, 2017
The Administrative Office of the Courts is pleased to welcome Kimi deMent as the new Pro Bono Coordinator for the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission. Ms. deMent joins the AOC...
February 3, 2017
From The Commercial AppealBryan Owens committed his first crime when he was 12. He did it for the love of his life: drugs."I was smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol," Owens says. "My birth...
February 1, 2017
Davidson County Drug Court (now Recovery Court) honored six new graduates today, February 1, 2017.Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark was the keynote speaker, and addressed the audience...
January 30, 2017
From the Knoxville News-SentinelWhen the opiate epidemic came calling in his rural five-county jurisdiction, one East Tennessee judge admits he was caught unaware.“In 2000, 2001, I had a friend come...
January 27, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee and retired Supreme Court Justice William "Muecke" Barker have been recognized as part of University of Tennessee's Top 100 Distinguished Alumni. ...
January 26, 2017
Below is Chief Justice Jeff Bivins' Annual Report Message, which is available in full here.2016 Judiciary Annual ReportEvery day, the judges of our great state seek to further the pursuit of justice...