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November 29, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reinstated the conviction of a defendant for premeditated first-degree murder.  The Court determined that there was sufficient proof of premeditation to support...
November 22, 2021
An early Thanksgiving celebration took place at the Hawkins County Courthouse Friday, in honor of National Adoption Day.  “It’s most apropos that we celebrate National Adoption Day through...
November 22, 2021
First Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Jean A. Stanley is retiring next year, after 30 years of service to the people of Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties.  She wanted to...
November 19, 2021
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider 11 applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Tennessee Supreme Court opening created by the passing of Justice Cornelia A....
November 18, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the three-year suspension of Nashville attorney Charles Edward Walker from the practice of law in Tennessee.A Board of Professional Responsibility hearing...
November 18, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission joins countless others in the legal and equal justice communities in mourning the loss of Sean A. Hunt. Hunt was initially appointed to the...
November 17, 2021
Judge Lanning P. Wynn is retiring after 43 years of service to the Sevierville Municipal Court, as the city’s first and only judge. “I started in December of 1979. I was appointed City Judge by...
November 16, 2021
Chattanooga City Judge Sherry Paty received the Sharon G. Lee Award of Excellence at the 2021 Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference.The award is presented each year to a municipal judge who makes a...
November 15, 2021
A portrait of retired Davidson County Chancery Court Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman was recently completed by Nashville Artist, Illustrator and Storyboard Artist, J. William Myers.Myers is an ADDY-award...
November 15, 2021
Chancellor George R. Ellis passed away on November 15, a day after his 73rd birthday.Chancellor Ellis served the 28th Judicial District, which includes Crockett, Gibson and Haywood counties, since...
November 11, 2021
Six Tennessee counties have developed special diversionary courts aimed at lending a hand and focused approach to Veterans who are struggling and find themselves on the wrong side of the law. These...
November 10, 2021
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider five applicants for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy in the Western Section. After holding a public hearing and conducting...
November 9, 2021
The Board of Judicial Conduct issued a Public Reprimand for Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Gerald Webb. Read the Public Reprimand here.
November 8, 2021
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Cornelia A. Clark on September 24, 2021.Any interested...
November 8, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met November 4 in Dyersburg to consider candidates for the vacancy in the 29th Judicial District, which includes Lake and Dyer counties. This vacancy was created by...
November 8, 2021
Governor Bill Lee appointed two new members to the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, which manages the application process, interviews candidates, and makes a recommendation to the...
November 5, 2021
Retired Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Alan E. Glenn passed away on November 4, 2021, at the age of 79. He served on the Court of Criminal Appeals for over 22 years, taking the bench in 1999 and...
November 3, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today set two execution dates. The Court set an execution date of April 21, 2022, for Oscar Franklin Smith, convicted of the murder of three family members in Nashville in...
November 1, 2021
 Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its November 3, 2021 docket. The cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the...
October 27, 2021
Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton was recently reappointed to the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council (DVSCC) by Deborah Taylor Tate, Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts....
October 26, 2021
An unexpected opportunity led Judge Ryan Spitzer to his judgeship with the 7th Judicial District Circuit Court. He fills the vacancy left by the Honorable Donald R. Elledge and serves Anderson County...
October 22, 2021
When Judge Adrienne Gilliam Fry placed her hand on the family Bible to take the oath as a 19th Judicial District judge, it was being held by a very special person.  “At my swearing in, I...
October 21, 2021
General Sessions Judge Daniel B. Eisenstein was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fall 2021 General Sessions Conference on October 6. The award, which was presented by Judge Lynda...
October 18, 2021
Judge Jimmy C. Smith, of Obion County, is the 2020 recipient of Leon Ruben Award of Excellence, which he accepted at the Fall 2021 General Sessions Judges Conference. The Leon Ruben Award for...
October 14, 2021
Judges from across the state of Tennessee gathered in Nashville last week for the Fall 2021 General Sessions Judges Conference. After a challenging year of working through the Covid-19 pandemic, the...