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September 28, 2022
The late Coffee County General Sessions Judge Timothy R. Brock is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Leon Ruben Award for Excellence, presented at the recent General Sessions Judges Conference in...
September 27, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has one case set for its September 28, 2022 docket. The case will be heard using Zoom. Per court order, it will not be livestreamed, but will be shown publicly in the...
September 23, 2022
Former AOC Director Deborah Taylor Tate is the recipient of the 2022 Friend of the Conference Award by the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference. The award is given to an individual who has...
September 20, 2022
Alumni Awards Gala Shines Spotlight on Outstanding AlumniStory Courtesy of: alumni.utk.eduJustice Sharon G. Lee has focused her career on seeking justice, first as a small-town lawyer and later...
September 19, 2022
Chancellor Telford Forgety set his sights on becoming a judge early in his career.“My first job out of law school was clerking at the Court of Appeals for Judge Jim Parrot who, at that time, was the...
September 19, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 20th Judicial District, which covers Davidson county. This vacancy was created by the death of Judge...
September 15, 2022
As the 2021-2022 school year ended, 15 Roane County middle and high students started their summer break with an 8-week court ordered juvenile justice C.A.M.P. C.A.M.P. stands for Child Attitude...
September 13, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the premeditated first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery convictions of Tyler Ward Enix (“Defendant”) in the killing of Kimberly Enix.  In...
September 8, 2022
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge John Everett Williams will lie in state on Monday, September 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nashville Supreme Court Building, located at 401 7th...
September 8, 2022
“My best friend.” “Always someone I could talk to.” “Our moral compass.” “Larger than life.” Those are the words the Tennessee judiciary has used to describe their friend and colleague Judge John...
September 6, 2022
­ The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its September 7, 2022 docket. The cases will be heard in Knoxville, Tennessee, beginning at 9:00 a.m., EDT. The cases will be livestreamed to:...
September 4, 2022
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the loss of the 20th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Phil Smith, who passed away unexpectedly September 4 at the age of 62.  Judge Smith became the...
September 2, 2022
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge John Everett Williams, who passed away on September 2, 2022, at the age of 68.  He was appointed to the...
September 1, 2022
Tennessee jurists from Mountain City to Memphis, from Supreme Court justices to general sessions judges, began new eight-year judicial terms today, September 1, 2022. The judges were elected or...
August 31, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court recognizes Attorney General Herbert Slatery III, who was appointed for an eight-year term in 2014, for his public service to the State of Tennessee. General Slatery’s term...
August 31, 2022
The Nashville Business Journal recently honored Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle with its Best of the Bar Lifetime Achievement Award. Chancellor Lyle, who retires from the bench today, was first appointed...
August 30, 2022
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated a sentence for a now-repealed criminal offense. The Court held that a person who commits an offense that is later repealed must be prosecuted under the...
August 25, 2022
A long-time fascination with judges and the courtroom led Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth to the bench in 2006.“By the time 2006 rolled around, I had been trying cases in...
August 23, 2022
On August 31, 11th District Criminal Court Judge Don Poole will hang up his judicial robe and enter retirement. After 17 years on the bench and three decades practicing law, it won’t be easy.“I’ve...
August 22, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed a new Reporter to the Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. Jeffrey Usman, who was recently appointed by Governor Lee to the Court of...
August 18, 2022
In a lawsuit by a well-known record producer challenging Nashville’s laws restricting home-based businesses, the Tennessee Supreme Court today vacated the previous court decisions. Noting that Metro...
August 10, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has selected Jonathan Skrmetti to serve as the state’s next Attorney General and Reporter.From 2018 to late 2021, Skrmetti was the Chief Deputy Attorney General in the...
August 8, 2022
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held formal interviews in a public hearing for the six applicants for Tennessee’s new Attorney General and Reporter.“The applicants were all remarkable, experienced...
August 5, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider three candidates for a criminal court vacancy in the11th Judicial District, which covers Hamilton County. This vacancy was created by the...
August 4, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Bus has now offered free legal services to clients in all three grand divisions - East, Middle and West Tennessee.“The Justice Bus is a unique opportunity to bring...