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October 8, 2019
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the...
October 2, 2019
Nashville, Tenn. ­– The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on October 3, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:·       James A. Dunlap, Jr. v...
October 1, 2019
History was made at the recent Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference in Chattanooga, as Henry County General Sessions Court Judge Vicki S. Snyder became the first female judge to win the...
September 30, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today assigned Chancellor Anne C. Martin to hear cases for the Business Court Docket Pilot Project, which seeks to provide all Tennessee businesses and citizens a...
September 26, 2019
James (Jim) M. Hivner, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, was confirmed by the Executive Committee to the office of Treasurer of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC). ...
September 24, 2019
The Davidson County Chancery Court Part III was recognized for its contributions to the lives of older Tennesseans recently at a conference of the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging....
September 20, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the disbarment of Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan from the practice of law in Tennessee based on her conviction for bank fraud in federal court.Ms. Meehan served as...
September 18, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed the trial court’s dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against a Davidson County attorney, holding that sworn statements the plaintiff made in her divorce...
September 16, 2019
The Tennessee Court Talk podcast recently hosted two of the state's leading experts in drug trends to explore recent statistics  and developments in the state. In July 2019, the Centers for...
September 5, 2019
For years, Wilson County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge C. Barry Tatum has worked with students enrolled in Wilson County Schools. Time and again he has proven to be a positive influence...
September 4, 2019
Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Jennifer King of Carroll County to serve as the Chancellor of the 24th Judicial District. This vacancy was created by the appointment and confirmation...
September 3, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on September 4 and September 5, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:Wednesday, September 4, 2019Jodi McClay v. Airport Management...
September 3, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court set effective dates of October 1, 2019, for rule amendments associated with the 2019 rules package, which the Tennessee House of Representatives approved on August 23,...
August 29, 2019
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been awarded the 2019 Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award for her persistent efforts to extend legal assistance to...
August 27, 2019
Leslie Barrett Kinkead, the longtime coordinator of the Tennessee Court Improvement Program at the Administrative Office of the Courts, was recognized for her decades of service recently at a...
August 26, 2019
Tennessee Judge Duane Slone is the 2019 recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, one of the highest judicial honors in the country...
August 23, 2019
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court vacated the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility’s Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163, which provided guidance to prosecutors about...
August 21, 2019
A number of Tennessee judges, including one of the longest serving judges in the state, received awards recently at the joint Tennessee Council of Juvenile Judges/Tennessee Juvenile Court Services...
August 21, 2019
Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate will appear as a guest on OpenLine on Wednesday, August 21 from 7 -8 p.m. OpenLine is a nightly, live, current events based...
August 21, 2019
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that a trial court acted within its discretion in excluding from trial a defendant’s videotaped statements given in a post-polygraph...
August 19, 2019
The toll that the opioid crisis has taken in Tennessee is clear.In 2017, 1,776 people in the state died of drug overdoses. Of those deaths, 1,268 were caused by opioids. From 2013 to 2017, the number...
August 16, 2019
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts has launched a new podcast called Tennessee Court Talk, which brings together the very best law experts to discuss topics affecting judges, attorneys...
August 7, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that the Court of Criminal Appeals should no longer vacate convictions when criminal defendants die during an appeal guaranteed by law, known as an...
August 5, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Criminal Appeals’ decision construing the actions of defense counsel in a criminal case to have caused an amendment to the indictment, thus...
August 2, 2019
The Administrative Office of the Courts has approximately $125,000 in grant funding available for the development or continuation of initiatives that will address the needs of never-married, self-...