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September 28, 2016
From WCYBWASHINGTON COUNTY - A specialty court in Washington County, Tennessee is saving taxpayers money. A mental health court will soon mark 10 years of service.This criminal prosecution...
September 22, 2016
The Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference presented the annual Judge Leon Ruben Awards in recognition of outstanding service and accomplishment by General Sessions judges to Judge Daniel L....
September 21, 2016
From the Knoxville News SentinelSee photos from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Fourth Circuit Court in Knox County, held on September 20, 2016.
September 21, 2016
From the Chattanooga Times Free PressThe city of Chattanooga on Monday launched a website aimed at helping people with criminal histories regain the right to vote and expunge their records.The...
September 12, 2016
From the Daily Post AthenianAn alternative to jail time for people with mental illnesses has been formed for residents in the local area.On Thursday, officials announced the new 10th Judicial...
September 9, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court recently issued several orders soliciting comments to proposed rule changes:Proposed amendments of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8, RPC 1.15 & Rule 43 – Comments due...
September 9, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page recently spoke at the Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies’ 33rd annual Attorney Day in Franklin,Justice Page spoke about his experience going through the...
September 9, 2016
All five Tennessee justices were honored at the annual Knoxville Bar Association Supreme Court Dinner.The Court recognized 54 attorneys from the Knoxville area on the Attorney for Justice Pro Bono...
September 8, 2016
Judge Sherry Paty was introduced as the new president of the Tennessee Municipal Judges’ Conference during the group’s annual meeting in August. Judge Paty serves as Chattanooga Municipal court judge...
September 7, 2016
From the Daily News JournalMURFREESBORO — General Sessions Judge Toby Gilley spends most of his days settling arguments between the people who come to his courtroom.Gilley, who presides over Part III...
September 7, 2016
Library and Archives Lecture Series: Unfolding Tennessee History in the Tennessee Supreme Court Case FilesTennessee is famous for many things, but some people may not realize the state once was a...
September 6, 2016
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases in Knoxville Thursday:·         Ewin B. Jenkins et al. v. Big City Remodeling et al. – This case is a...
September 2, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a business CEO who signed a lease on behalf of the company as well as in his personal capacity is liable for the obligations of the lease.At issue in the...
September 1, 2016
Several new judges were sworn in, with many new terms starting September 1.Tennessee's newest trial court judges, who took office September 1, are:Judge Ted Crozier, 19th Judicial District Chancellor...
August 31, 2016
Davidson County Chancellor Carol McCoy, who has served on the bench for two decades, retires today.McCoy has presided over high-profile cases involving important public issues, including the...
August 30, 2016
Chief Justice Sharon Lee recently presented the Tennessee Supreme Court’s initiatives to Chief Justices from supreme courts across the country at the National Conference of Chief Justices during...
August 29, 2016
From The TennesseanAn 8-foot-tall bronze statue of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr. was unveiled Saturday in a ceremony honoring the judicial pioneer's legacy....
August 25, 2016
From The TennesseanFor years she was trafficked, sold to others for sex by her husband. The woman said she used drugs, leading to an addiction, and was stabbed several times during an...
August 25, 2016
The 10-year anniversary committee of the Justice A.A. Birch Building will dedicate a statue of Chief Justice A. A. Birch, Jr. a state Supreme Court judge, who served 37 years as a judicial stalwart,...
August 24, 2016
From The TennesseanA new task force created by lawmakers has begun reviewing the state's approach to juvenile justice, weighing options that include removing oversight of delinquent youth from...
August 23, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the denial of pretrial diversion in two cases, which were consolidated for oral argument. In these appeals, the Supreme Court reiterated the process district...
August 19, 2016
The Supreme Court has elected Justice Jeff Bivins to be the next chief justice of the Court. Justice Bivins was unanimously elected by the Court to a term that begins September 1.Justice Bivins was...
August 18, 2016
Two juvenile court judges have been recognized by the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for their exceptional service in advancing juvenile justice.Henry County Judge Vicki Snyder...
August 17, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Criminal Justice Handbook is now available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The handbook contains more than 600 pages of Tennessee criminal statutes and court...