Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
165 Madison Ave Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)577-2256
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2374
Vice-Chair
United States Department of...
1110 Market Street; Suite 515
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)752-5140
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Court Amends Rule 46 on E-filing

After review of public comments, the Tennessee Supreme Court has amended Revised Rule 46, which will be effective July 9. The rule refines certain aspects of the implementation of the e-filing system. Read the order as well as the changes to the rules here.
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6th Circuit Focuses on Conflicting Tennessee Laws in Brown Appeal

Attorneys in Cyntoia Brown's murder case appeared before a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati today, according to The Tennessean. During oral arguments this morning, the appeals judges repeatedly zeroed in on an apparent contradiction in Tennessee law. If Brown was serving a 51-year sentence, then a U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbidding life sentences for juveniles might not apply. The judges suggested that they might seek clarification from the Tennessee Supreme Court before moving forward. Her lawyers argue that Brown, of Nashville, was the victim of sex trafficking and shot Johnny Allen in self-defense. Mark Pickrell spoke for Brown's legal team today while Deputy Tennessee Attorney General John Bledsoe represented the state.

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