Public Education Committee

The focus of the Public Education Committee is to develop an array of educational outreach programs for students and adults designed to improve public awareness of the law and our legal system and enhance the public perception of the profession.

City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
Immediate Past Chair
613 Scotswood Circle
Knoxville, TN 37919
Immediate Past Chair
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901

Schools Boards in 7 Counties Sue Over State Funding

Seven school boards filed suit today, claiming the state is not fully funding education and forcing schools boards and communities to fill the gap, the Commercial Appeal reports. The lawsuit was filed in Chancery Court in Davidson County by school boards in Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, Marion, Grundy, Coffee and Polk counties and names Gov. Bill Haslam, Speaker of the Senate Ron Ramsey, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, along with the nine members of the state board of education.

read more »

High School Students to Compete in State Mock Trial Competition This Weekend

Schools from across the state to compete March 27-28 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 24, 2015— High school teams from across Tennessee will put their legal skills to the test during the Tennessee Bar Association's 35th annual mock trial championship in Nashville this weekend, March 27-28. The event will be held at the historic Davidson County Courthouse.

read more »