Administrative Law Section

This section provides members with opportunities to exchange information with other practitioners regarding administrative law. The section produces annual CLE programming and news to the members.

Chair
Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC
315 Deaderick St Ste 1210
Nashville, TN 37238
(615)256-4468
Immediate Past Chair
Frost Brown Todd LLC
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)251-5594
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Court Addresses TEAM Act

In 2012, the Tennessee General Assembly adopted the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability, and Management Act of 2012 (TEAM Act), which comprehensively addressed the hiring and termination of state employees. The TEAM Act replaced the prior Civil Service Act. The TEAM Act established two categories of state employees, executive service employees and preferred service employees. The Tennessee Supreme Court today has determined that the TEAM Act does not create a protected property interest for preferred service employees for continued employment in their positions and that preferred service employees challenging a dismissal bear the burden of proof during the appeals process.

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County Officials Hope for AOC Court Security Grant

At least two counties plan to apply for grants from the Administrative Office of the Courts to make improvements to courtroom security. Coffee County Justice Center, Coffee County Sheriff’s department is applying for a state court security grant to be used for installing a keycard system, ballistic glass panels and doors, according to Capt. Frank Watkins with the sheriff’s department, The Manchester Times reports. Putnam County officials are also hoping to be chosen for a grant, according to the Herald-Citizen. "Recent well-publicized security breaches in other courts in our state have lent particular urgency to these issues," Circuit Judge Amy Hollars said in a letter to county commissioners. The county commission Monday will consider approval for the court to submit a grant to purchase a new metal detector and additional security cameras for areas of the justice center that currently lack coverage. Learn more about the AOC's grant program. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 16.

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