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October 22, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today resetting the execution date for Edmund Zagorski to November 1, 2018. Read the Order
October 18, 2018
Each year, the Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association bestows its Public Service Award on an individual who has gone over and above in their support for the organization.This year, the Clerk’s...
October 17, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has revised one of its rules to require new lawyers to successfully complete a course focused specifically on the law in Tennessee before they begin practicing law. This...
October 15, 2018
The Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance, a project of the Tennessee Supreme Court, will be hosting its second annual statewide Pro Bono & Faith Days (#PBFDays) in October 2018. October is...
October 12, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court modified a defendant’s sentence after ruling that the State did not provide proper pre-trial notice that it intended to use his prior convictions to obtain an enhanced...
October 11, 2018
Many Tennessee law students learned about the many mental health resources available to them during Law Student Mental Health Day on October 10. The day, which was planned by the ABA’s Commission on...
October 9, 2018
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Darrell L. Scarlett of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court judge for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. The...
October 8, 2018
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual...
October 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has recently thrown open its courthouse doors wider.  Starting on October 3, Supreme Court oral arguments taking place in Nashville will be videotaped and made...
October 5, 2018
Natural light poured into the serene, bouquet-adorned foyer of the Weaver Domestic Violence Center on a recent Wednesday morning. With its reception desk, comfy chairs and cushy couches, the vibe was...
October 3, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted significant revisions to its rules regulating court-approved mediators in the state. The revisions to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31, and the adoption of Rule...
October 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral argument in cases on October 3 and 4, 2018, in Nashville.  The Court also will hear oral argument regarding a proposed new rule on collaborative family...
October 1, 2018
Judges, prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, and other professionals associated with the criminal justice system recently met in the Dandridge, Tennessee courtroom of Judge Duane Slone...
September 28, 2018
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Michael E. Spitzer as Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District, which serves Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Williamson counties. The...
September 28, 2018
One of Tennessee’s most distinguished jurists was honored at a retirement reception recently in Nashville.An array of state and local leaders gathered at the reception to celebrate the career of the...
September 26, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a circuit court judge in Tennessee lacks jurisdiction to issue search warrants for property located outside the judge’s statutorily defined judicial...
September 26, 2018
The 59th Annual Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference was held recently in Franklin. The TGSJC is a statewide organization consisting of 185 General Sessions Court judges from across the state...
September 25, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to consider ten candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District – Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne...
September 24, 2018
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee’s 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award. The award was presented to Director Tate...
September 21, 2018
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank W. Drowota III and Memphis attorney Amber Floyd were announced as the winners of the 2018 Janice M. Holder Award at the Tennessee Alliance for Legal...
September 20, 2018
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services recently held its 41st annual conference devoted to expanding civil legal assistance throughout the state. The 2018 edition of Equal Justice University...
September 19, 2018
Judge John Everett Williams, the presiding judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, will receive a special honor from his hometown of Huntingdon this weekend.Judge Williams will be given...
September 18, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on September 19, 2018, in front of hundreds of high school students from seven local high schools when it brings court to...
September 14, 2018
The 35th Annual Conference on Juvenile Justice was recently held in Knoxville, bringing together an array of judges, lawyers, advocates, and experts to discuss some of the biggest issues facing...
September 12, 2018
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate was recently honored at a reception held by Women in Numbers, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting women in public...