Press Releases

September 21, 2021
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services kicked off its 44th annual Equal Justice University by honoring the Tennessee Supreme Court for its leadership and work in keeping courts open and accessible...
September 15, 2021
Sumner County Youth Empowerment (SCYE) is Tennessee’s first juvenile mental health court. The intensive probation and treatment program, which kicked off in May and welcomed its first case last month...
September 3, 2021
A commitment to helping themselves while serving others in need is what the 23rd Judicial District Drug Court is all about. That’s why this group of Drug Court participants and team members were...
September 1, 2021
Judge Jill Bartee Ayers was welcomed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in a special investiture ceremony held in the State Capitol on August 30. She is the 44th judge to take the bench on the Court of...
August 31, 2021
The investiture and swearing-in ceremony for incoming Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger A. Page scheduled for this week has been postponed until later this fall. As is customary, Justice...
August 30, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Ryan Spitzer to serve as circuit court judge for the 7th Judicial District to fill the Honorable Donald R. Elledge’s vacancy, effective immediately.“Ryan...
August 27, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed Judge Roy B. Morgan. Jr., as a senior judge for a term of four years, effective September 1, 2022. Judge Morgan is currently a circuit court judge in the...
August 26, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order that reinforces the authority of judges statewide to respond to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, including requiring facial coverings in their...
August 24, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page has been elected Chief Justice by his colleagues for a term that begins September 1, 2021. Justice Page succeeds Justice Jeff Bivins, who has served as...
August 24, 2021
Court operations in Humphrey County have been disrupted by the catastrophic flooding in the area over the weekend. While the courthouse itself did not sustain substantial damage, phone, internet, and...
August 16, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision of a Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel denying an attorney’s petition seeking relief from costs associated with his disbarment...
August 11, 2021
The Tennessee Trial Judges Association installed a new president for the 2021-2022 term at a recent meeting.  The Tennessee Trial Judges Association, formed in 1976, is a non-partisan...
August 3, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, August 3, to consider candidates for the 24th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 24th judicial district includes Benton, Carroll...
August 2, 2021
In a unanimous opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that the economic loss doctrine applies in fraud actions where the parties are sophisticated commercial entities and the claim...
July 28, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider three applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the Third Judicial District, which covers Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins counties. This vacancy...
July 22, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed Judge Thomas J. Wright as a senior judge for a term of four years, effective September 1, 2021. Judge Wright is currently a circuit court judge in the state’...
July 22, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Thursday, July 22, to consider five candidates for the 25th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 25th judicial district includes Fayette,...
July 16, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Friday, July 16, to consider five candidates for the 7th judicial district circuit court vacancy. The 7th judicial district covers Anderson...
July 13, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the Third Judicial District, which covers Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins counties. This vacancy was...
July 8, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit that had been refiled after it previously was dismissed before going to trial.  The Court held that the prior dismissal did...
July 6, 2021
The Tennessee Judicial Conference, which is comprised of Tennessee’s state court judges, elected new officers at its meeting in June.Taking the helm as president is Chancellor J.B. Cox, who sits on...
July 6, 2021
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of retired Judge Terry Lafferty, who passed away on July 2, 2021, at the age of 89.Judge Lafferty served as a criminal court judge in Shelby County from...
July 2, 2021
Tennessee lawmakers passed several key pieces of legislation this year that will improve and impact the state’s court system. From the creation of new three-judge panel to hear certain constitutional...
June 30, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a general contractor may be required to pay a $300-per-day penalty under Tennessee law for its failure to pay a subcontractor for work completed on a...
June 29, 2021
Seventh Judicial District Circuit Judge Don Elledge will retire at the end of June, after 16 years on the bench serving the people of Anderson County. During that time, Judge Elledge has gained a...