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November 25, 2014
A study commissioned by the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice (ATJ) Commission and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) with the support of the Tennessee Bar Association has found...
November 19, 2014
The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to support Access to Justice initiatives in the state.The grants will extend by one...
November 18, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday appointed J. Russell Parkes of Columbia as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District.Parkes replaces Judge Robert L. Holloway, Jr., who took a seat on the...
November 17, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death row inmate’s conviction for first degree murder. However, it has ordered a new sentencing hearing because the lawyers representing the man at trial did...
November 14, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a new murder trial to Clarence Nesbit, who has been on death row since 1995. The Court was unanimous in its finding that Nesbit failed to prove the performance...
November 12, 2014
Third Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Mike Faulk died Tuesday night after battling cancer. He was 61 years old.According to his staff, he had been receiving hospice care at a family home in...
November 10, 2014
The Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions and sentence of a Nashville man who was accused of sexually abusing his two young daughters.In 2007, Fred Chad Clark II’s daughters, ages four and six...
November 10, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided that a sex abuse suspect’s confession made during a conversation with the victim’s mother and recorded by police was admissible at trial.A nine-year-old child...
November 7, 2014
Release From Gov. Haslam's office:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 41 establishing the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, a group of 11 members...
November 6, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Deanna Bell Johnson of Franklin as circuit court judge for the 21st Judicial District, filling the vacancy created when Judge Timothy Lee Easter was...
November 4, 2014
The state’s newest attorneys are appearing before the Tennessee Supreme Court this week – to be sworn in to the practice of law.Candidates who were successful in the July bar examination are...
November 3, 2014
Judge R. Price Harris, of Gallaway, presents a plaque to Judge John Lowe, of Millersville, to recognize his service as president of the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference. Judge Lowe served the...
October 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously reinstated a jury verdict, finding that a former maintenance employee of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) suffered unlawful retaliation through the...
October 27, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of Broderick Fayne for aggravated burglary and employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The Court rejected Fayne’s...
October 24, 2014
Jeana Hendrix has been named assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. In this role, she will be tracking proposed legislation, preparing fiscal notes,...
October 23, 2014
Members of the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Access to Justice Commission honored attorneys across the state this week in ceremonies recognizing the pro bono work of attorneys, law students, and...
October 22, 2014
The Board of Judicial Conduct, which investigates and acts on complaints against judges in Tennessee, has issued a public reprimand of Judge Casey Moreland for his activities in connection with a...
October 16, 2014
Governor Bill Haslam has selected Oscar C Carr, III of Memphis to be a chancellor in the 30th Judicial District.Carr replaces Kenny Armstrong, who was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals...
October 15, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on October 15, 2014 in Columbia to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 22nd...
September 30, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on September 30, 2014 in Franklin to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 21st...
September 30, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a jury’s verdict convicting Jessie Dotson of six counts of first degree murder and imposing a death sentence for each of the six convictions. The...
September 26, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider eight applicants when it meets October 15 in Columbia to select nominees for the vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court...
September 25, 2014
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously affirmed 21 of 24 convictions of a man who engaged in and filmed his unprotected sexual acts with a minor.Mr. Barry H. Hogg, who was HIV-positive and...
September 25, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Henry Lee Jones, who was convicted of two counts of first degree murder in Shelby County and sentenced to death. Because the trial court...
September 22, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a statute requiring lawsuits by inmates to be brought in the county where they were incarcerated does not apply to inmates...