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August 2, 2022
Tennessee appellate courts recently livestreamed their 1,000th case, greatly improving accessibility and transparency in the court system. While the Tennessee Supreme Court began video recording oral...
August 2, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today to consider five candidates for a criminal court vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the...
August 1, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court will begin a public hearing on August 8, 2022, that will include formal interviews of the six applicants for Attorney General and Reporter. Under the state constitution,...
July 29, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has received six applications for the state's Attorney General and Reporter position. The applicants are:Donald Q. Cochran, Jr.Jerome CochranDavid Michael DunavantR....
July 28, 2022
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has suspended 13th Judicial District Judge Jonathan Judge for a term of 30 days.  The Order may be viewed here.
July 22, 2022
Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn received the Jack Norman, Sr. Award at the annual Nashville Bar Association (NBA) Law Day Luncheon.Judge Fishburn is only the fourth judge to be...
July 19, 2022
Williamson County Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee was recently awarded the Charles M. Sargent Leadership Award for her contributions and service to Williamson County. Sargent was the late District...
July 15, 2022
Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. Graham officially retired on June 30, 2022, after serving four terms on the bench."l was elected the hard way," said Judge Graham. "When I say that, I mean I had to...
July 15, 2022
The Court Improvement Program will sponsor attendance in the Fall 2022 Red Book Training Series, presented by the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC). This virtual training series is...
July 14, 2022
The Tennessee Judiciary is mourning the loss of Sumner County General Sessions Judge Mike Carter, who passed away July 13 at the age of 64. Judge Carter was appointed to the bench in 2015 after a...
July 14, 2022
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts has named Attorney John Coke general counsel. Coke has served as assistant general counsel since 2016 and took on the new role effective July 1.“Over...
July 12, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court will begin accepting applications for the position of State Attorney General and Reporter on July 15, 2022. Under the state constitution, the Tennessee Attorney General...
July 12, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider three applicants for the criminal court vacancy in the 11th judicial district, which includes Hamilton County. This vacancy was created by the...
July 11, 2022
Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton is leaving the bench, after more than two decades of service to Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union Counties.“The pandemic changed the way I viewed...
July 7, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants for the criminal court vacancy in the Sixth judicial district, which includes Knox County. This vacancy was created by the...
June 29, 2022
On July 1, 1979, Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” topped the charts. You might say it’s a fitting anthem for Montgomery County General Sessions & Juvenile Court Judge Wayne Chavis Shelton. Judge...
June 28, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the Eleventh Judicial District, which covers Hamilton County. This vacancy was created by the appointment of...
June 27, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed a Davidson County trial court’s calculation of attorney fees awarded after dismissal of a contractor’s claim against a Middle Tennessee homeowner.  The...
June 23, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the appointment of the...
June 21, 2022
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sarah K. Campbell was recently joined by state and federal dignitaries, current and former colleagues, family, and friends for her public investiture ceremony at...
June 21, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission publicly launched the Tennessee Justice Bus today at the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Nashville. The TN Justice Bus is a mobile law...
June 16, 2022
Court of Appeals Judge W. Neal McBrayer recently joined the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) Board of Directors.“Having participated in TISL as a college student, I know firsthand...
June 14, 2022
According to a press release from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), attorney Lisa Perlen was recently elected to its Board of Trustees. “I am honored to be selected to serve...
June 10, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that the Tennessee Republican Party and its State Executive Committee (“Republican Party”) did not violate the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) when they...
June 10, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court in a unanimous decision clarified the appropriate legal standard to be applied in post-conviction cases involving allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel based on...