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September 19, 2022
Chancellor Telford Forgety set his sights on becoming a judge early in his career.“My first job out of law school was clerking at the Court of Appeals for Judge Jim Parrot who, at that time, was the...
September 19, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 20th Judicial District, which covers Davidson county. This vacancy was created by the death of Judge...
September 4, 2022
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the loss of the 20th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Phil Smith, who passed away unexpectedly September 4 at the age of 62.  Judge Smith became the...
September 1, 2022
Tennessee jurists from Mountain City to Memphis, from Supreme Court justices to general sessions judges, began new eight-year judicial terms today, September 1, 2022. The judges were elected or...
August 31, 2022
The Nashville Business Journal recently honored Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle with its Best of the Bar Lifetime Achievement Award. Chancellor Lyle, who retires from the bench today, was first appointed...
August 25, 2022
A long-time fascination with judges and the courtroom led Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth to the bench in 2006.“By the time 2006 rolled around, I had been trying cases in...
August 23, 2022
On August 31, 11th District Criminal Court Judge Don Poole will hang up his judicial robe and enter retirement. After 17 years on the bench and three decades practicing law, it won’t be easy.“I’ve...
August 5, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider three candidates for a criminal court vacancy in the11th Judicial District, which covers Hamilton County. This vacancy was created by the...
August 2, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider five candidates for a criminal court vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the...
July 22, 2022
Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn received the Jack Norman, Sr. Award at the annual Nashville Bar Association (NBA) Law Day Luncheon.Judge Fishburn is only the fourth judge to be...