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April 23, 2014
The Tennessee Special Supreme Court has issued an order denying John Jay Hooker’s Petition to Rehear the case in which he challenged the constitutionality of the state’s judicial selection process.Mr...
April 23, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion today clarified the standard of appellate review for a trial court’s decision regarding judicial diversion.When a case is appealed, the court must...
April 22, 2014
Come be part of an emerging judicial court program designed to address the needs of Veterans. The backbone of this specially designed court is made up of volunteer mentors who are engaged and...
April 17, 2014
The statewide courtroom interpreter program was ranked sixth in the country by a national agency for work in offering language assistance to those that are unable to speak and understand English.The...
April 8, 2014
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals opened in a unique way on Tuesday, April 8, as two Nashville-area musicians played the Star-Spangled Banner just before oral arguments began.The trumpet...
April 8, 2014
A first-of-its-kind statewide gathering of faith and legal professionals brought together more than 100 religious leaders and attorneys at Lipscomb University in Nashville Monday.The Tennessee Faith...
April 4, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Judge Jeff Bivins, a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice William C. Koch Jr., who is retiring...
April 4, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a guilty plea expunged after successful completion of judicial diversion is not considered a conviction and would not be subject to...
April 2, 2014
Mr. Ramsey Leathers, who served as the Tennessee Supreme Court Clerk from 1963-1987, died March 28 in Nashville. He is remembered by many for his kindness and service to the public.Mr. Leathers'...
April 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will bring oral arguments to Bethel University next week as part of the Court’s SCALES program, as high school and college students get a personal look at how the court...
April 1, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming appeals court vacancies created by Court of Appeals Judge Holly M. Kirby’s appointment to the...
April 1, 2014
The National Judicial College presented Advancement of Justice Awards to several individuals and entities Monday in Nashville for their efforts to improve access to justice in the state of Tennessee....
March 31, 2014
A suspension of Knoxville attorney Roger D. Hyman’s law license has been upheld by a unanimous opinion of the Tennessee Supreme Court.In 2010, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a...
March 28, 2014
Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft is a 2014 recipient of the Dunavant Public Servant Award, selected by the family of the late Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant and the Rotary Club of...
March 18, 2014
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two grants.  The deadline for both grants is April 11. More information is available here: Application for...
March 17, 2014
A five-member Special Supreme Court convened solely to hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the way appellate judges are initially chosen and later stand for reelection to office ruled...
March 7, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Carma Dennis McGee of Savannah as chancellor in the 24th Judicial District.  She replaces Chancellor Ron E. Harmon, who died September 14, 2013.McGee...
March 7, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that state law allows a plaintiff to add a defendant whose involvement was raised by the original defendant, even when the plaintiff was...
March 6, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis man’s conviction for first-degree felony murder while clarifying Tennessee law regarding the requirements to make an arrest and when a confession...
March 5, 2014
Sullivan County General Sessions Judge William A. "Bill" Watson died last week after an extended illness. Judge Williams,74, was first elected in 1998.More information and a complete obituary are...
March 5, 2014
The Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments met Wednesday, March 5 in Nashville to interview five candidates for the position on the Tennessee Supreme Court being vacated this summer by...
February 27, 2014
Sumner County Circuit Court Judge C.L. “Buck” Rogers died Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Hendersonville.Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, 353 Johnny Cash...
February 25, 2014
The first-ever statewide gathering of faith-based organization and pro bono lawyers will bring together individuals and groups with a common interest in assisting Tennesseans with civil legal...
February 24, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission is hosting a Pro Bono Legal Clinic Conference on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Nashville, TN.  The Conference will be a combination of...
February 21, 2014
In a unanimous Opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the disbarment of a Memphis attorney from the practice of law for violating multiple Tennessee Rules of Professional...