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October 19, 2020
Litigation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of a recent article penned by 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Wright and his summer clerk, S. Cole Wheeler. “Pandemic...
October 15, 2020
Back in the spring, when it became increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was not going away any time soon, many law students realized that the summer internships or externships they had lined...
October 15, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 16th judicial district, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was...
October 14, 2020
The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will hold its hearing to fill a vacancy in the Court of Criminal Appeals Middle Section on Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, beginning at 9...
October 13, 2020
A select group of judges from across the state and court system are immersed in a new innovative training and education regimen focusing on opioid addiction. Looking to better address addiction in...
October 8, 2020
Like other recovery courts throughout the state and country, Tennessee’s 10th Judicial Recovery Court had to adapt some of its services and procedures to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.Some of the...
October 8, 2020
The term human trafficking may conjure images straight out of Hollywood of people being abducted off the street in foreign locales and forced into sex slavery. The reality is, if anything, more...
October 6, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider 11 applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals opening in the Middle Section created by the retirement...
October 6, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for 13th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Lee Young. Read the Board's Public Repimand here. The 13th Judicial District covers...
October 6, 2020
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed a holding of the Court of Appeals that Crouch Railway Consulting, LLC (“Crouch”), a Tennessee company, met its burden of...
October 5, 2020
Domestic violence is a scourge that affects millions of people in the United States each year, often with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, the problem is especially acute in Tennessee, which...
October 2, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today suspended the law license of a Morristown attorney for two years. The Court held that the attorney made false representations in a child custody case, exploited a...
October 2, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for Coffee County General Sessions Judge Jere Ledsinger. Read the Board's Public Reprimand here. 
October 2, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that under the Post-Conviction Procedure Act of 1995 an appellate court does not have the authority to consider an issue, or raise an issue on...
October 1, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was created by the...
October 1, 2020
Arguing a case before an appellate court is often a pinnacle moment in any lawyer’s career. Doing it well takes practice, polish, and some inside knowledge into the workings of the appellate courts.A...
September 30, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants for the chancery court judge vacancy in the 6th judicial district, which is Knox County. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
September 28, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has four cases set for its September 30, 2020 docket. These cases will be heard by using video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube channel. The...
September 24, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Thomas T. Woodall, effective...
September 23, 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the laws and regulations surrounding residential evictions have been changing quickly, leaving judicial staff, policymakers, and social...
September 23, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 6th judicial district, which is Knox County. This vacancy was created by the appointment of...
September 22, 2020
The family of Judge Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals has released a statement regarding his status following his recent heart surgery. They have asked that it be shared with his...
September 17, 2020
Each September 17, the nation celebrates Constitution and Citizenship Day. The day commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 and also celebrates those who have...
September 17, 2020
When Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Thomas Woodall took the bench for the last time, he took a sentimental approach when selecting his attire: the judicial robe formerly worn by one of his mentors,...
September 16, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Chancellor in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable...