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September 21, 2018
Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank W. Drowota III and Memphis attorney Amber Floyd were announced as the winners of the 2018 Janice M. Holder Award at the Tennessee Alliance for Legal...
September 20, 2018
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services recently held its 41st annual conference devoted to expanding civil legal assistance throughout the state. The 2018 edition of Equal Justice University...
September 19, 2018
Judge John Everett Williams, the presiding judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, will receive a special honor from his hometown of Huntingdon this weekend.Judge Williams will be given...
September 18, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on September 19, 2018, in front of hundreds of high school students from seven local high schools when it brings court to...
September 14, 2018
The 35th Annual Conference on Juvenile Justice was recently held in Knoxville, bringing together an array of judges, lawyers, advocates, and experts to discuss some of the biggest issues facing...
September 12, 2018
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate was recently honored at a reception held by Women in Numbers, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting women in public...
September 6, 2018
Washington County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Robert Lincoln has been named the 2018 recipient of the McCain-Abernathy Award.The award is presented annually by the Tennessee Council of...
September 4, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases on September 6, 2018, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Thursday, September 6, 2018Nathan E. Brooks v....
August 30, 2018
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider 10 applicants when it meets on Tuesday, September 25 in Columbia to select nominees for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 22nd 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 22, 2018
Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael was recently elected to a top leadership position at one of the country’s largest and most respected judicial membership organizations.The...
August 20, 2018
Edward Terry Sanford, born and raised in Knoxville, is one of only six Tennesseans to have served on the Supreme Court of the United States (1923-30) and the only one with undergraduate degrees from...
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 13, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order taking jurisdiction of the appeal in a lethal injection protocol challenge case, which was originally filed in the 20th judicial district by multiple death...
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...
August 6, 2018
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has denied death row inmate, Billy Ray Irick, a stay of execution pending the resolution of his appeal of an unsuccessful challenge to the State’s lethal...
August 3, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has released its fifth strategic plan, covering 2018 through 2020, for improving access to justice in Tennessee.  The plan furthers the...
August 1, 2018
Court reporters play an integral role in our justice system, but their numbers have been on a steady decline in recent years. Veteran court reporters are retiring and a younger generation has not...
July 30, 2018
Telesa Wright was a teenager on a self-destructive path of criminal behavior when she found herself in Judge James C. Beasley’s Memphis courtroom. Now, decades later, Wright reunited with the...