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April 17, 2019
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider four candidates when it meets on May 21 in Cookeville to select nominees for the criminal court judge vacancy in the 13th Judicial District, which...
April 17, 2019
April is a special month for proponents and practitioners of pro bono legal services in Tennessee. It is the time each year when the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and its...
April 16, 2019
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury issued the FY 2017-18 Tennessee Judicial Weighted Caseload Study in April 2019. The state has an estimated net deficit of 6.51 full-time equivalent judges....
April 15, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court addressed a certified question from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee regarding whether an insurance company can depreciate the cost of...
April 10, 2019
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today appointed Chancellor Carma Dennis McGee to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. She will replace Judge Brandon O. Gibson, who was appointed as a senior...
April 10, 2019
The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts will hold a public hearing in Jackson on Monday, April 15 to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial...
April 9, 2019
Longtime Nashville litigator Patricia Head Moskal was recently sworn in as the newest chancellor on the 20th Judicial District Chancery Court during a ceremony at the Metropolitan Courthouse in...
April 8, 2019
Gerald Webb II, a former assistant district attorney and criminal defense lawyer, was recently sworn in as the newest judge on the Hamilton County General Sessions Court. He is the first African...
April 5, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has designated Saturday, April 6 as the kickoff for the third annual HELP4TN Days, a time dedicated to bringing free legal resources to Tennesseans in need. Throughout the...
April 3, 2019
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the 13th Judicial District, which covers Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, and White...
April 2, 2019
Nashville, Tenn. ­– The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases on April 4, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Thursday, April 4, 2019State of Tennessee v. A.B. Prince, Jr...
March 29, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has amended Supreme Court Rule 7, which focuses on the licensing of attorneys to practice law in Tennessee. These most recent changes follow other modifications that were...
March 25, 2019
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark recently presided over the final round of the Tennessee Bar Association's 2019 State High School Mock Trial Competition. Students from Agathos Classical...
March 21, 2019
The Administrative Office of the Courts is now accepting grant applications for the Parent Education and Mediation Fund (“PEMF”) as well as the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (“VORP”) for the...
March 20, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today a bank that removed an individual from an account held as a joint tenant with right of survivorship without the individual’s permission was not protected from...
March 19, 2019
Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway will receive a 2019 Women of Distinction award later this month during American Baptist College’s Nannie Helen Burroughs Luncheon.The luncheon is...
March 18, 2019
In 2017, Bo and Jessica, a couple in their 30s, welcomed twin boys into the world. They were loving parents, but the couple had a problem, an all too common one in today’s world: they were addicted...
March 13, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that the fair report privilege provided to journalists cannot be defeated by either express or actual malice. The decision came in an appeal arising out of a...
March 12, 2019
In a divided opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a good-faith exception similar to one set forth by the United States Supreme Court in Herring v. United States, which held “that when...
March 11, 2019
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today, Monday, March 11, 2019, to consider 14 applicants for the Court of Appeals vacancy in the Western Division. After holding a public hearing...
March 7, 2019
Juvenile judges from across Tennessee recently held their winter conference in Murfreesboro, focusing on the effects of vicarious trauma on themselves, judicial staff, and children, as well as...
March 1, 2019
General Sessions Court judges from across the state recently gathered for a conference in Murfreesboro where they discussed issues related to the opioid epidemic, the effects of vicarious trauma,...
February 28, 2019
The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts will hold a public hearing in Nashville on March 4 to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial...
February 26, 2019
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments has selected March 11 as the meeting date to interview the 14 candidates who have applied for the Court of Appeals opening in the Western Division....
February 20, 2019
The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts has announced four public hearing dates to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial districts in...