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November 20, 2018
The Honorable Carol L. McCoy stepped down from her role as a chancellor on the 20th Judicial District Chancery Court in 2016. Those visiting or working at the Metropolitan Courthouse will still get...
November 16, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued six execution dates for 2019 and 2020. The Court set an execution date of May 16, 2019, for Donnie Edward Johnson. Johnson was convicted in 1985 of...
November 15, 2018
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Christopher V. Sockwell of Lawrenceburg as CircuitCourt Judge for the 22nd Judicial District, replacing Judge Robert Jones, who retired in October....
November 14, 2018
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Jennifer L. Smith of Nashville as Criminal Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District, which serves Davidson County. Smith replaces Judge Seth...
November 13, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants when it meets on Tuesday, December 4 in Nashville to select nominees for a seat on the 20th Judicial District Chancery Court. This...
November 8, 2018
Video recordings from oral arguments held before the Tennessee Supreme Court in October are available online. This is the first time oral arguments have been video recorded and made available to the...
November 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases on November 7, 2018, in Jackson, Tennessee.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018Gerald Stanley Green v....
November 2, 2018
Judge Brandon Gibson of the Tennessee Court of Appeals was recently named the new chair of Tennessee’s Board of Judicial Conduct.The Board is responsible for investigating and, when warranted, acting...
October 30, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Chancery Court judge in the 20th judicial district, Davidson County.  This vacancy was created by the upcoming retirement of...
October 30, 2018
Child support magistrates from throughout the state recently gathered in Knoxville for an annual training session organized by the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Administrative Office of the Courts,...
October 29, 2018
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Kathryn Wall Olita of Clarksville as Circuit Court judge for the 19th Judicial District, which serves Montgomery and Robertson counties. The appointment...
October 24, 2018
Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) recently received $200,000 in federal funding to establish a new community court serving offenders in early adulthood.The C.A.R.E. (Creating...
October 22, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today resetting the execution date for Edmund Zagorski to November 1, 2018. Read the Order
October 18, 2018
Each year, the Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association bestows its Public Service Award on an individual who has gone over and above in their support for the organization.This year, the Clerk’s...
October 17, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has revised one of its rules to require new lawyers to successfully complete a course focused specifically on the law in Tennessee before they begin practicing law. This...
October 15, 2018
The Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance, a project of the Tennessee Supreme Court, will be hosting its second annual statewide Pro Bono & Faith Days (#PBFDays) in October 2018. October is...
October 12, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court modified a defendant’s sentence after ruling that the State did not provide proper pre-trial notice that it intended to use his prior convictions to obtain an enhanced...
October 11, 2018
Many Tennessee law students learned about the many mental health resources available to them during Law Student Mental Health Day on October 10. The day, which was planned by the ABA’s Commission on...
October 9, 2018
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Darrell L. Scarlett of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court judge for the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. The...
October 8, 2018
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual...
October 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has recently thrown open its courthouse doors wider.  Starting on October 3, Supreme Court oral arguments taking place in Nashville will be videotaped and made...
October 5, 2018
Natural light poured into the serene, bouquet-adorned foyer of the Weaver Domestic Violence Center on a recent Wednesday morning. With its reception desk, comfy chairs and cushy couches, the vibe was...
October 3, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted significant revisions to its rules regulating court-approved mediators in the state. The revisions to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31, and the adoption of Rule...
October 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral argument in cases on October 3 and 4, 2018, in Nashville.  The Court also will hear oral argument regarding a proposed new rule on collaborative family...
October 1, 2018
Judges, prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, and other professionals associated with the criminal justice system recently met in the Dandridge, Tennessee courtroom of Judge Duane Slone...