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April 4, 2022
Judge Katerina Vatulina Moore was born in Ukraine. She grew up in Zaporizhzhia, a city in the south-eastern part of the country, known for its multiple power stations. In fact, the Zaporizhzhia...
April 1, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has eight cases set for its April 2022 docket. The first two cases will be heard in Jackson on April 5 beginning at 9 a.m. Five cases will be heard in Nashville on April 6...
March 31, 2022
The General Assembly honored Deborah Taylor Tate with a Joint House Resolution on the House floor today. Tate retired from her post as Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in...
March 30, 2022
Final Rule 31 Listing Renewal Deadline March 31, 2022 All Rule 31 Listed Mediators must renew annually or their listing will lapse. The 2022 listing renewal season will close on March 31,...
March 29, 2022
Judge Kennedy’s had a lot of memorable moments in his courtroom over the past 19 years. However, the use of Zoom and WebEx, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, gave a whole new meaning to crazy court...
March 28, 2022
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to three judicial positions across the state.The following Tennesseans have been appointed:Professor Jeffrey Usman– Court of Appeals, Middle...
March 25, 2022
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is seeking a qualified person for the position of General Counsel.The General Counsel performs administrative legal work across all areas of the AOC, and...
March 23, 2022
Justice Sharon G. Lee will receive the Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Award for her innovative and lasting contributions to the field of mediation at the annual meeting of the Tennessee...
March 18, 2022
The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) honored Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway with the Senator Douglas Henry Public Official of the Year Award at its annual...
March 18, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider five applicants for the imminent vacancy on the Court of Appeals Middle Section. After holding a public hearing and conducting...
March 16, 2022
Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Gary Starnes was presented the 2021 Leon Ruben Memorial Award for Excellence at the spring 2022 General Sessions Judges Conference.This award is given out...
March 9, 2022
Rachel Harmon was recently appointed deputy director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. Harmon first joined the agency in 2015 and has served as the AOC General Counsel and Director of Legal...
March 4, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a probation revocation proceeding involves a two-step inquiry on the part of the trial court. The Court also held that, if the trial court has properly...
March 3, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider seven applicants for the two imminent vacancies on the Court of Criminal Appeals Eastern Section. After holding a public hearing...
March 1, 2022
First female prosecuting attorney in the 22nd judicial district, first female circuit court judge in the 22nd judicial district, and first female president of the Maury County Bar Association. Judge...
February 28, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider five applicants when it meets to select nominees for the imminent vacancy on the Middle Section of the Court of Appeals after the...
February 23, 2022
May 4 started as a typical day for Judge Cheryl Blackburn, Criminal Court, Division III, 20th Judicial District. She finished a sentencing hearing and was about to head back to her office when she...
February 22, 2022
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee has collected a dozen World War II Prisoner of War (POW) stories. On February 15, she shared the stories of five POWs, including her father’s story, with...
February 21, 2022
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets to select nominees for two imminent vacancies on the Eastern Section of the Court of Criminal Appeals...
February 18, 2022
The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education will send all 2021 annual report compliance statements via email by February 28 and now provides an online portal for attorney completion of...
February 17, 2022
The Debt Relief Clinic was named the 2022 recipient of the Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access for its commitment to increasing legal services to low-income Tennesseans and reaching that goal...
February 17, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its February 24, 2022 docket. Both cases were argued before the Court in 2021 prior to the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Cornelia A....
February 15, 2022
Court of Criminal Appeals Judges John Everett Williams, Tim Easter and Jill Ayers heard oral arguments for three cases inside Lipscomb University’s Collins Alumni Auditorium on February 9.“We like to...
February 14, 2022
The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed four new members to serve on the Access to Justice Commission, effective April 1, 2022.  They include Sara E. Barnett, Adolpho A. Birch, III, Lindsay...
February 11, 2022
The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge will welcome Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee to speak at Lunch With the League on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. EST.  Justice Lee is...