Supreme Court Gives Sendoff to Justice Koch

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William C. Koch Jr. was honored at a reception today (July 7) at the Tennessee Supreme Court building in advance of his upcoming retirement. Emceed by Justice Connie Clark, the program featured comments by those impacted by Koch's service over the years. Herbert Slattery, counsel to the governor, presented a gubernatorial proclamation announcing today as "Justice William C. Koch Jr. Appreciation Day" and Sen. Randy McNally presented a resolution from the Tennessee General Assembly honoring Koch. All five members of the court were present at the standing-room-only event. To honor their colleague, the justices made a donation to the Nashville School of Law – where Koch will take over as dean next week – and Chief Justice Gary Wade presented a framed copy of the recent Tennessee Bar Journal, which features Koch on the cover. Court of Appeals Judge Frank Clement, a trustee of the Nashville School of Law, also spoke. He said Koch's arrival will be a huge "shot in the arm" for the school.  See photos from the event.