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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...
January 23, 2017
From The Wilson PostMt. Juliet's city judge got a phone call a few days ago that astounded her and could potentially change her life, as well as a little boy's.City judge and long-time local attorney...
January 23, 2017
The Board of Judicial Conduct, which investigates and acts on complaints against judges in Tennessee, has placed General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons on a three-year probation, in accordance with a...
January 20, 2017
From The TennesseanIn the nearly three years since his retirement, the 74-year-old says he is still an avid reader who enjoys spending time with his family, including his two grandchildren.As...
January 17, 2017
From the TennesseanOne by one, the graduates stood in the fellowship hall of the St. Paul Episcopal Church on Main Street in Franklin on Monday night and told friends and family they were thankful...
January 13, 2017
In a case involving the dismissal of a tenured teacher, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that the Court of Appeals’ award to the teacher of partial back pay was not authorized under the Tennessee...
January 11, 2017
Today, the Administrative Office of the Courts joined the state’s executive and legislative branches at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium for the Third Annual Campaign against Hunger Community...
January 10, 2017
From NPRWhen Donald Trump won the presidential election, he made a pledge to every citizen: that he would be president for all Americans. In the weeks before Trump's inauguration, we're going to hear...
January 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision to deny parole to a prisoner based on the seriousness of the offense.In January 2009, Joseph Brennan pleaded guilty...
January 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision to deny parole to a prisoner based on the seriousness of the offense.In January 2009, Joseph Brennan pleaded guilty...
January 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on January 10, 2017 in Knoxville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows: Judith Moore-Pennoyer v. State of Tennessee, et al.– In this...