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June 24, 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted in Memphis of aggravated assault is entitled to a new trial because the prosecution did not properly elect an offense for the jury to consider.The...
June 23, 2016
All in-house counsel members working in the state that do not have a Tennessee law license must register with the Board of Law Examiners before July 1 or face discipline and a bar examination in...
June 23, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been...
June 22, 2016
Tennessee’s ranking on overall child well-being slipped from 36 to 38, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today. The change was largely driven by...
June 21, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for an upcoming Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby County. Judge Donna M. Fields has informed the...
June 20, 2016
From WNPCFourth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone recently was presented the Tennessee Public Health Association’s Visionary Award for the Eastern Division of the State of Tennessee....
June 16, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court was recognized for its SCALES Project as the 2016 recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education.The award was presented Thursday, June...
June 14, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider five applicants for the impending Chancery Court vacancy in the 20th Judicial District, which serves Davidson County. The vacancy will be...
June 9, 2016
UPDATE: See photos from the day here.Declaring summer is officially here, Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Tennessee Bar Association President William L. Harbison, have issued a joint proclamation...
June 8, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to enter into contracts for representation of indigent persons by attorneys working on various types of cases...
June 1, 2016
George T. “Buck” Lewis III was awarded the William Reece Smith, Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award last month at the American Bar Association Equal Justice Conference. Lewis, a lawyer at Baker...
May 31, 2016
Lipscomb University will host the Tennessee Supreme Court this week as part of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State program, which gives high school female leaders the opportunity to...
May 26, 2016
From the Commercial Appeal: By Katie Fretland of The Commercial AppealWhen a Tennessee child rape victim testified in court, a Labrador retriever mix named Murch was present for comfort.The man...
May 20, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants when it meets June 14, 2016 in Nashville to select nominees for the Chancery Court vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson...
May 19, 2016
For the sixteenth year in a row, the Tennessee Supreme Court will hold oral arguments before 600 high school students next week at American Legion Boys State in Cookeville.The Court session is just...
May 12, 2016
The Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force will make stops in Johnson City and Knoxville as it continues its listening tour across the state to hear from anyone interested in sharing...
May 12, 2016
All in-house counsel members working in the state that do not have a Tennessee law license must register with the Board of Law Examiners before July 1 or face discipline and a bar examination in...
May 11, 2016
Court of Appeals Judge Neal McBrayer was one of several speakers who visited Capshaw Elementary School in Cookeville to discuss personal experiences with severe food allergies.Gov. Bill Haslam...
May 10, 2016
A marker was recently placed just inside the doors of the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Nashville, officially noting the building’s place on the National Register of Historic Places.The...
May 10, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a White County man’s DUI conviction, ruling that the officer who approached a man’s parked vehicle for a welfare check acted consistently with federal and state...
May 9, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals decision concerning the cleanup of a landfill that has been discharging pollutants into a Maury County lake. From 1981 to 1993, ACC,...
May 2, 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee said Monday she could sum up the state of the judiciary in one word: Great.Of course, she went on to use a few more words to give details to several...
April 27, 2016
The location for the first stop of the Indigent Representation Task Force statewide listening tour has been moved to the Vasco Smith Building in Memphis. It previously was scheduled to be in the...
April 26, 2016
More than 1,000 people packed the house in Mifflin, Tennessee Monday, April 25 for Justice Roger A. Page’s ceremonial swearing-in with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.The overflowing crowd in the small...
April 26, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Chancery Court judge vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson County. Chancellor Carol McCoy has informed the governor...