Press Releases

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 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 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...
September 26, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a circuit court judge in Tennessee lacks jurisdiction to issue search warrants for property located outside the judge’s statutorily defined judicial...
August 29, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to consider eight candidates for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 20th Judicial District – Davidson County.This vacancy was...
August 28, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to consider eight candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 19th Judicial District – Montgomery and Robertson Counties....
August 23, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a statute allowing the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) to collect a fee when an individual is convicted of certain drug and alcohol offenses...
August 14, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the suspension of Memphis attorney Larry Edward Parrish from the practice of law for six months, with 30 days to be served on active suspension and the...
August 13, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the 60-day suspension of Brentwood attorney Michael Gibbs Sheppard from the practice of law.Mr. Sheppard’s suspension was based on his failure, over a four-...
August 10, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 22nd judicial district, which covers Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties.  This vacancy was...
August 8, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to consider seven candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District – Cannon and Rutherford Counties.This...
August 7, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed part of a Court of Criminal Appeals’ decision suppressing evidence in a case involving individuals on supervised release and has affirmed the suppression of...
August 7, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to consider five candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 21st Judicial District – Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson...
July 25, 2018
In his nearly eight years in office, Governor Bill Haslam has made an indelible mark on Tennessee’s judicial branch. Not only has he appointed nearly one-third of the state’s trial and appellate...
July 23, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets on Tuesday, August 28 in Clarksville to select nominees for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 19th judicial...
July 23, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets on Wednesday, August 29 in Nashville to select nominees for the criminal court judge vacancy in the 20th judicial...
July 9, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets on August 8, 2018 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District –...
July 9, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants when it meets on August 7, 2018 in Franklin to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 21st Judicial District – Hickman,...
July 3, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 19th judicial district, which covers Montgomery and Robertson Counties. The position becomes effective...
July 3, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court judge in the 20th judicial district, which covers Davidson County.  This vacancy was created by the upcoming...
June 22, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court concluded the state’s waiver of sovereign immunity for claims brought against it under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), a...
June 18, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson Counties. The position becomes...
June 18, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. The position becomes effective Sept...
June 15, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that when a party to a divorce case violates a statutory injunction and then dies while the case is pending, a trial court may, after...