Bryant Elected to Board of Statewide Judicial Organization; Selected to Attend Two Leadership Programs

August 22, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. – Chancellor Jerri Bryant of Athens has been elected moving vice president of the 183-member Tennessee Judicial Conference (TJC), which includes all state appellate and trial court judges. As moving vice president, Bryant will become President of the organization in 2013.

“I am truly honored that my colleagues elected me to this new position on the Board of the Tennessee Judicial Conference,” Bryant said. “I look forward to working with the TJC Board and my fellow judges to help promote the positive work of the judiciary.”

The Tennessee Judicial Conference provides continuing judicial education for judges, and by statute, the Conference meets and considers the judges’ official duties and obligations with an end to promote the prompt and efficient administration of justice throughout the state. The Conference also has a foundation that provides scholarships to outstanding law school students.

Bryant has also been selected to attend two different conferences focused on judicial leadership. She was selected to participate in the National Judicial College’s Innovative Leadership/Management Skills for Current and Future Court Leaders program after being nominated by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Cornelia A. Clark. Bryant also received a scholarship to attend the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills program sponsored by the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments.

Since 1998, Bryant has served as Chancellor of the 10th Judicial District, which includes Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties. Prior to taking the bench, Bryant spent 14 years in private practice; first in Knoxville and then in Athens at the firm of Carter, Harrod & Cunningham. Bryant grew up in McMinn County and attended McMinn County High School. She received her law degree from the University of Tennessee and earned her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College.

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Chancellor Jerri Bryant