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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...
September 16, 2020
Retired Judge James “Eddie” Beckner passed away on September 16, 2020, at the age of 81. Judge Beckner served as a criminal court judge in the Third Judicial District for 30 years and retired in 2006...
September 15, 2020
Whether helping his team win on the football field, representing his clients in the courtroom, or striving to improve the lives of Knox County youths from the bench, Knox County Juvenile Court Judge...
September 11, 2020
Two Tennessee judges were elected to the Tennessee Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Executive Committee at the organization’s recent August conference, which was held virtually this...
September 11, 2020
Retired 16th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge and military veteran Royce Taylor was the keynote speaker Friday at a ceremony in Rutherford County in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist...
September 10, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today entered an order permanently disbarring an attorney from practicing law in Tennessee.  A lawyer is “disbarred,” that is, expelled from the legal profession,...
September 9, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the appointment of the...
September 8, 2020
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) will honor Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark with the prestigious Janice M. Holder Award for Justice Clark’s leadership in advancing...
September 8, 2020
The Tennessee legal community is mourning the loss of Washington County General Sessions and Juvenile Judge James A. Nidiffer, who passed away on September 7, 2020 after a long illness. He was 66....
September 1, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its September 2, 2020 docket. These cases will be heard by video conferencing. The cases will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube page at 9 a.m....
August 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has broadly impacted American society, but some of its harmful effects have been concentrated on the country’s most vulnerable citizens. For many of those struggling...
August 27, 2020
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Janet Vest Hardin as Special Judge in General Sessions Court for Washington County.“Janet Vest Hardin’s decades of experience as a...
August 26, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously held that a court may not retroactively correct, or “reform,” a deed when reformation would harm parties with valid recorded liens on the property and...
August 25, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today confirmed that a judge has an obligation to recuse himself or herself from a case if the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned, even if a litigant does...
August 18, 2020
One hundred years ago, on August 18, 1920, Tennessee legislators voted to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, securing a historic advancement for the rights of women. This...
August 14, 2020
Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dinkins has been named co-chair and Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Melissa Blackburn has been named a member of a new Policing Policy Commission...
August 7, 2020
On August 6 state/federal primary and state/county general elections were held in Tennessee. The state and county general elections included a number of judicial races. These judicial races were...
August 5, 2020
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court vacated the temporary injunction entered by the Davidson County Chancery Court, which, in part, required the State to provide an absentee ballot to any eligible...
August 3, 2020
Judge Kristi Davis was sworn in today as Tennessee’s newest member of the Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the Court by Governor Bill Lee just over 60 days ago.Judge Davis, who has been a...
July 30, 2020
Today the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission released its 2020 Strategic Plan, setting goals for the Commission to strive to meet over the next two years.  The Strategic Plan...