Press Releases

October 15, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the circuit court judge vacancy in the 16th judicial district, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was...
October 14, 2020
The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will hold its hearing to fill a vacancy in the Court of Criminal Appeals Middle Section on Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, beginning at 9...
October 13, 2020
A select group of judges from across the state and court system are immersed in a new innovative training and education regimen focusing on opioid addiction. Looking to better address addiction in...
October 6, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider 11 applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals opening in the Middle Section created by the retirement...
October 6, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for 13th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Lee Young. Read the Board's Public Repimand here. The 13th Judicial District covers...
October 6, 2020
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed a holding of the Court of Appeals that Crouch Railway Consulting, LLC (“Crouch”), a Tennessee company, met its burden of...
October 2, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today suspended the law license of a Morristown attorney for two years. The Court held that the attorney made false representations in a child custody case, exploited a...
October 2, 2020
The Board of Judicial Conduct has issued a Public Reprimand for Coffee County General Sessions Judge Jere Ledsinger. Read the Board's Public Reprimand here. 
October 2, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that under the Post-Conviction Procedure Act of 1995 an appellate court does not have the authority to consider an issue, or raise an issue on...
October 1, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which covers Rutherford and Cannon counties. This vacancy was created by the...
September 30, 2020
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants for the chancery court judge vacancy in the 6th judicial district, which is Knox County. This vacancy was created by the retirement...
September 28, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has four cases set for its September 30, 2020 docket. These cases will be heard by using video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube channel. The...
September 24, 2020
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Thomas T. Woodall, effective...
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
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 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 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 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 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...