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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County’s Criminal Justice System Computer Gets Major Upgrade

Posted on October 24th, 2016

The JSSi computer system, which has been handling all records for the Shelby County Jail and the Criminal and General Sessions Criminal Courts since 1981, will be shut down on November 1.

It will be replaced by cjs.shelbycountytn.gov/CJS starting November 7.

You can learn about the Odyssey Portal Case Search here and Odyssey Portal Hearing Search 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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From the President: Are You a Lawyer for Justice?

Posted on October 26th, 2015

October is Celebrate Pro Bono Month.  Have you provided over 50 hours of pro bono service in the last 12 months?  If so, the Tennessee Supreme Court wants to recognize you at the MBA Annual Meeting on December 3.  

The applications for both attorneys and law offices can be found at http://www.tncourts.gov/node/2392634.

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