Posted on May 15th, 2017

The Honorable Robert L. Childers, Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District in Shelby County, has announced he will retire as of June 30, 2017.

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Office of the Criminal Court Clerk: Courtroom Modernization & ICJIS

Posted on May 10th, 2017

A message from the Office of the Criminal Court Clerk, Thirtieth Judicial District of Tennessee at Memphis, Richard L. DeSaussure, Clerk:

The Criminal Court Clerk is committed to increasing our efficiency and accuracy by finding cooperative, integrated solutions to problems in the Shelby County Criminal Justice System.  

To that ends, we are pleased to announce that we have resolved the problems with the Private Attorney Network so that private attorneys can once again connect to the internet when they are in the Criminal Court Courtrooms.  Please submit your requests online by going to our webpage (http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/2180/Courtroom-Modernization) and clicking on the link in the section labeled, Private Attorney Network. 

Each day, we are publishing a list of cases that were indicted yesterday, as well as a list of all of the cases that have hearing set in the next week in Criminal Court.  Those files (we keep the last ten of each) are online at https://xfer.shelbycountytn.gov/ in the StateCriminalCourtCalendar folder. 

Finally, the Odyssey Portal (https://cjs.shelbycountytn.gov/CJS) is an invaluable tool for researching cases.  You can search for case information based on the Case number, Indictment number, AG Number, R&I number or name, in addition to a few more options.  Please see the Courtroom Modernization link on our website for Tips and Tricks on using the Smart Search feature as well as other enhancements to the Portal as they are rolled out.  

As your Criminal Court Clerk, I take your concerns seriously and want you to know that we continually strive to provide the tools for each of you to be able to vigorously defend the rights that our Constitution describes.

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Membership and the Year Ahead

Posted on January 4th, 2017

"...the significance of the story is that there's nothing special about it. This is your story too. I know this because I know most of you. You have been continually asked to do things over the years. And the value you get from the bar association is a product of the time and effort you put in. Your experience, my experience, our experience in the Bar Association is just a variation on the age-old theme that you get out what you put in."

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Bar Notice: Memphis & Shelby Co. Juvenile Court New Docket Times Effective Jan. 9

Posted on December 1st, 2016

Please be advised of Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court new docket times starting on January 9th all dockets will be at 9:00 am or at 1:00 pm except for the Rule 24/Transfer docket, which will remain at 9:30 am.  Also, due to the increase in cases, 2 afternoon custody and visitation dockets have been added.

You can view the permanent docket schedule here

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Changes to Tennessee Rules of Procedure

Posted on June 28th, 2016

The amendments and revisions to the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure (Senate Resolution No. 82, Adopted February 22, 2016; House Resolution No. 144, Adopted January 5, 2016), Rules of Civil Procedure (Senate Resolution No. 81, Adopted February 22, 2016; House Resolution No. 143, Adopted January 5, 2016), Rules of Criminal Procedure (Senate Resolution No. 80, Adopted February 22, 2016; House Resolution No. 147, Adopted January 5, 2016), and Rules of Juvenile Procedure (Senate Resolution No. 78, Adopted February 22, 2016, Senate Resolution No. 79, Adopted February 22, 2016; House Resolution No. 145, Adopted January 5, 2016, House Resolution 146, Adopted January 5, 2016) have been ratified and approved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.

These amendments to the Rules above will take effect July 1, 2016. 

You can view them here

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