Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

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150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201

TBA Survey on Court-Appointed Attorneys Closes Soon

Respond by Wednesday to take part in the TBA's survey on court-appointed work and the filing of related fee claims with the Administrative Office of the Courts. Your feedback will help shape policy, so please take a few minutes to fill out the SurveyMonkey questionnaire about your experience with court-appointed work. All responses will be kept anonymous. In addition, if you would like to be a part of the TBA’s efforts to change the rate of compensation for court-appointed attorneys or speak to your legislator about the issue contact TBA Public Policy Coordinator Josie Beets, (615) 383-7421.

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Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges for Ramsey, Harwell

A grand jury in Nashville has recommended criminal charges be filed against Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, for failing to appoint enough women and minorities to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, the Associated Press reports. The grand jury found that the pair “willfully and arrogantly ignored the law requiring these appointments be made in proportion to the population of the state,” but did not specify which laws were violated. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk is reviewing the grand jury report and will make the final decision on whether to file charges according to his office. The Johnson City Press has the story.

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