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May 8, 2019
The Nashville Bar Association recently bestowed one of its top honors on 20th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Joe P. Binkley Jr. at its recent 2019 Law Day luncheon in Nashville.At the luncheon...
May 8, 2019
In five separate lawsuits, the Tennessee Supreme Court held today that cities with their own school systems are not required to share with counties the tax proceeds the cities receive from the sale...
May 7, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today rejected the petition for reinstatement filed by a Chattanooga attorney whose law license has been suspended since 1998.In 1997, attorney Nathan E. Brooks faced...
May 6, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on May 7, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019Board of Professional Responsibility v. James S....
May 3, 2019
When Assistant Public Defender Mary Kathryn Harcombe wants to illustrate the importance of court interpretation in the legal system, she offers a thought experiment. Imagine you are in a non-English-...
April 30, 2019
Two local institutions have joined together to promote the cause of legal education and to further the legacy of widely respected former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III,...
April 29, 2019
Judge Carma Dennis McGee was confirmed during a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly as the newest member of the Tennessee Court of Appeals – Western Division.  She is the first Court...
April 26, 2019
Over the past year, Tennessee has welcomed  ten new state judges to the bench. At the first Tennessee Judicial Conference of 2019, they attended a special training called the Mini-Judicial...
April 25, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the disbarment of Knoxville attorney John O. Threadgill.Mr. Threadgill’s disbarment was based on his conviction for felony tax evasion in federal district...
April 24, 2019
Court services in Loudon County will reopen in a temporary location on Monday, April 29 after a fire devastated the counties’ historic courthouse on the evening of April 23.  The old courthouse...
April 23, 2019
Five Middle Tennessee judges were recently nominated for the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Awards, which celebrate women who have excelled professionally and who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering...
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...