Justices Honored at Knoxville Bar Event

Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins talked about the court's work in addressing community needs — including indigent representation reform, judicial response to the opioid epidemic and access to justice — during his address at the Knoxville Bar Association's Annual Supreme Court Dinner. The keynote speaker for the event was Ashby Pate, a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Palau. Pate provided a riveting account of his work helping design Palau’s first-ever jury trial system and stressed the importance of human connection in the practice of law. TBA President Jason Pannu, President-elect Sarah Sheppeard and Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson were among those attending the event, which pays tribute to the justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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