Press Releases

November 26, 2020
Judge Raymond Grimes, a general sessions and juvenile judge in Montgomery County, passed away on November 26 after being hospitalized with COVID-19 for several days. He was 73. He was first...
November 25, 2020
Murfreesboro Municipal Judge Ewing Sellers was recently awarded the 2020 Sharon G. Lee Award of Excellence by the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference. In 2015, Board of Governors created the Sharon...
November 20, 2020
The Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference recently honored the late Judge John Harrison Lowe with a scholarship at the Nashville School of Law.  Judge Lowe passed away in March of 2018. He first...
November 17, 2020
In response to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today designed to protect all of the participants in the judicial system and the public...
November 12, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, November 12, to consider five candidates for the 16th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 16th judicial district covers...
November 3, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has six cases set for its November 4–5, 2020 docket. The first five cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing, and the sixth case will be submitted on briefs...
October 29, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, October 29, to consider eight candidates for the 6th judicial district chancery court vacancy. The 6th judicial district covers Knox...
October 28, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, October 28, to consider five candidates for the 6th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 6th judicial district covers Knox County....
October 27, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met yesterday and today to consider 11 applicants for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy in the Middle Section. After holding a public hearing and...
October 27, 2020
The Tennessee Business Court Docket Pilot Project continues to expand and break new ground, providing an invaluable resource to Tennessee’s business community. Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court...
October 23, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order today approving remote administration of the February 2021 Uniform Bar Examination in Tennessee, citing the continuing risk associated with large...
October 15, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 16th judicial district, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was...
October 14, 2020
The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will hold its hearing to fill a vacancy in the Court of Criminal Appeals Middle Section on Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, beginning at 9...
October 13, 2020
A select group of judges from across the state and court system are immersed in a new innovative training and education regimen focusing on opioid addiction. Looking to better address addiction in...
October 6, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider 11 applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals opening in the Middle Section created by the retirement...
October 6, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for 13th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Lee Young. Read the Board's Public Repimand here. The 13th Judicial District covers...
October 6, 2020
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed a holding of the Court of Appeals that Crouch Railway Consulting, LLC (“Crouch”), a Tennessee company, met its burden of...
October 2, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today suspended the law license of a Morristown attorney for two years. The Court held that the attorney made false representations in a child custody case, exploited a...
October 2, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for Coffee County General Sessions Judge Jere Ledsinger. Read the Board's Public Reprimand here. 
October 2, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that under the Post-Conviction Procedure Act of 1995 an appellate court does not have the authority to consider an issue, or raise an issue on...
October 1, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was created by the...
September 30, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants for the chancery court judge vacancy in the 6th judicial district, which is Knox County. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
September 28, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has four cases set for its September 30, 2020 docket. These cases will be heard by using video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube channel. The...
September 24, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Thomas T. Woodall, effective...
September 23, 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the laws and regulations surrounding residential evictions have been changing quickly, leaving judicial staff, policymakers, and social...