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May 14, 2021
Children in foster care face a number of unique challenges as they navigate the educational system. For one thing, they are much more likely to suffer the residual effects of past trauma. They are...
May 14, 2021
 The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Friday, May 14, to consider six candidates for the 14th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 14th judicial district covers Coffee County....
May 14, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order that will continue to ease the current restrictions on in-person proceedings. Today’s Order reduces the required space between people in the...
May 11, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 19th judicial district, which includes Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was...
May 6, 2021
Longtime 25th Judicial District Circuit Judge Joe H. Walker III, has announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2021. To commemorate his years of service, a portrait of Judge Walker was recently...
May 5, 2021
The Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance recently held a webinar educating Tennessee faith leaders on how they can help in the fight against sexual assault. Henry County General Sessions and Juvenile...
April 29, 2021
Since 1983, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the pervasiveness and lasting harm of childhood neglect and mistreatment.Study after...
April 29, 2021
Twentieth Judicial District Chancellor Anne C. Martin has been named this year’s recipient of the Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Award, an honor bestowed each year by the Lawyers’ Association for Women...
April 28, 2021
ATJ Commission and Partners Unite for Communities in NeedThe Tennessee equal justice community continues to provide opportunities for Tennesseans to connect to civil legal help throughout the month...
April 27, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 19th Judicial District, which covers Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was created by the...
April 27, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has one case set for its April 28, 2021 docket. This case will be heard using livestream video conferencing. It will be livestreamed to: https://www.youtube.com/user/...
April 26, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a general contractor has no private right of action against an insurance company for a violation of a Tennessee statute requiring the insurance...
April 22, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 19th judicial district, which includes Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was created...
April 21, 2021
A mother of two regained custody of her children and celebrated a new chapter of her life recently at the first graduation ceremony of the Rutherford County Safe Baby Court. Rutherford County...
April 19, 2021
Savannah Flowers Quintero has joined the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts as its new Pro Bono Coordinator. Quintero comes to the AOC from the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and...
April 16, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence for Michael Dale Rimmer, convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1997. This was Mr. Rimmer’s second conviction for the crime, after his...
April 15, 2021
Uniting for Communities in NeedThe Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission has kicked off its annual Help4TNMonth celebration in April to provide much-needed access to civil legal...
April 13, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 14th judicial district, which includes Coffee County. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
April 12, 2021
Judge Jill Bartee Ayers was unanimously confirmed during a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly as the newest member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals – Middle Section. Judge...
April 9, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission began accepting applications for a circuit court vacancy in the 10th Judicial District, which covers Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe counties, on March 25, 2021....
April 8, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 19th Judicial District, which covers Montgomery and Robertson counties. This vacancy was created by the...
April 7, 2021
Retired Judge James Kenneth Porter, who served as a circuit court judge in the 4th Judicial District, passed away on April 5, 2021, one day shy of his 87th birthday. Judge Porter retired from the...
April 6, 2021
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the recent loss of two employees from the Appellate Court Clerk’s Jackson Office. Mia Ladonna Myles passed away after a brief illness on April 3, 2021, in...
April 6, 2021
One of the state’s most admired and respected jurists, former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr., now has a permanent place in a prominent Tennessee courtroom.A portrait of Judge...
April 1, 2021
When looking back at the history of women in the Tennessee judiciary, one often overlooked name is that of the state’s first woman county judge: DeKalb County’s Kate M. Drake. Overall, Judge Drake...