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April 14, 2015
The Access to Justice Commission and The Faith & Justice Alliance are hosting a volunteer attorney training on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin...
April 14, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets May 4 in Johnson City to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st Judicial...
April 14, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named attorney Beth Boniface of Morristown as circuit court judge in the 3rd Judicial District.The vacancy was created by the death of the Honorable Michael Faulk, who...
April 10, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 10, 2015 in Columbia to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming circuit court vacancy in the 22nd...
April 9, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 9, 2015 in Chattanooga to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming criminal court vacancy in the 11th...
April 7, 2015
Chief Justice Sharon Lee's statement on the passing of Shelby County Chancellor Oscar Carr:Our entire judicial family is saddened by the loss of Shelby County Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr III and...
April 7, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that a Knoxville woman could forfeit her right to pretrial bail if it is shown that she committed crimes while released on bail pending trial for another crime...
April 6, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a jury can be instructed to consider – and a defendant can be convicted of – the less serious crime of criminal attempt, even if there is evidence that the...
April 6, 2015
The University of Pittsburgh honored retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder, of Memphis, with the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award for her...
April 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a Union County sexual battery case because the jury was not selected in the manner prescribed by the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure....
March 31, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will add a voluntary funding mechanism for attorneys to contribute to access to justice programs, but will not require attorneys to report pro bono hours under changes...
March 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower claim by Charles Haynes, a former employee of Formac Stables, Inc., in Obion County.Haynes worked as a groom at Formac...
March 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated charges of driving under the influence and violating the open container law against Williamson County resident Mechelle Montgomery in an opinion that...
March 26, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a new trial in a Memphis case in which a man was convicted of rape of a child.In 2012, Frederick Herron was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of his...
March 20, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 1st Judicial District – Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, & Washington counties....
March 20, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a man who was convicted of first degree felony murder in 1991 for his role in the killing of an elderly couple during a string of...
March 16, 2015
A new pilot project in Davidson County court will open the door to increased efficiencies in complex business litigation in Tennessee.Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle will preside over the...
March 13, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a new trial to a Nashville man for two counts of the sale of an illegal drug within a school zone, despite his assertions that his attorney did not...
March 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court, recognizing that technological advances have changed the way journalists provide coverage of courtrooms, is seeking comments from the public regarding proposed changes to...
March 11, 2015
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two grants. The deadline for both grants is April 10, 2015. More information is available here:Application for Grant...
March 10, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court ruling ordering the State to disclose the names of those involved in the execution process in a lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s lethal injection...
March 9, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that, in actions under Tennessee’s civil forfeiture statutes, the State must present evidence that it complied with both the procedural and the substantive...
February 27, 2015
Seven attorneys have applied for the Hamilton County Criminal Court judge position that will become vacant June 1 upon the retirement of The Honorable Rebecca Stern.The Governor’s Council for...
February 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two health care liability disputes among four cases scheduled for oral arguments March 4 in Jackson.The first case concerns the procedures required when filing a...
February 26, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider nine applicants when it meets April 10 in Columbia to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 22nd Judicial...