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.

Immediate Past Chair
Bowe & Associates Pllc
707 Georgia Ave Ste 301
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2029
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Chair
State Trial Courts
1 Public Sq Ste 601
Nashville, TN 37201-5015
(901)283-7070

Chief Justice Releases Year-End Report

In his annual year-end report, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts touted the independence of the judiciary and the role of judges in promoting civic education, the Associated Press reports. “In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government and the protections it provides is ever more vital,″ Roberts wrote. Judges must continue promoting public confidence in the judiciary, through their rulings and civic outreach, he said. The report also highlights the availability of online opinions, mock trials sponsored by the federal courts, learning centers in several courthouses and the work of retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who founded the group iCivics to promote civic education in schools. 

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Court Holding SCALES Program for Kingsport-area Students

More than 500 high school students will get the chance to witness the state’s highest court at work when the Tennessee Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two cases tomorrow in Kingsport. A number of local judges and attorneys have been working with students from 12 schools to prepare them for the event. The cases they will hear are Joshua Keller v. Janice Casteel et al. and State of Tennessee v. Steve M. Jarman. Read more in this press release from the court.

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