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.

Vice-Chair
Tennessee Atty General's...
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
(615)532-7358
Immediate Past Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
165 Madison Ave Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)577-2256
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Arkansas Supreme Court Justices Challenge Ethics Charges Against Them

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices are challenging efforts to sanction them over the court’s decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases, The Associated Press reports. The justices filed a lawsuit with their court challenging the charges related to the decision to disqualify a circuit judge from handling any death penalty cases. Justices disqualified Judge Wendell Griffen last year, days after he was photographed on a cot outside the governor’s mansion last year wearing an anti-death penalty button and surrounded by people holding signs opposing executions. An attorney for the justices said all seven members of the court would recuse from hearing the lawsuit. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will have to name special justices to hear the case.

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BPR Seeking Disciplinary Counsel

The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility is seeking an attorney for the position of Disciplinary Counsel - Litigation Section, Appeals. The duties and responsibilities include: investigate and conduct discovery related to complaints of attorney misconduct; prepare pleadings and appear in disciplinary hearings before hearing panels; represent the board in appellate proceedings before special judges in trial courts and before the Tennessee Supreme Court; prepare and present continuing legal education; and other duties as assigned. Applicants must be licensed in Tennessee and have a minimum of seven years experience in the practice of law and practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court is preferred. Read more about the position on TBA's JobLink portal.
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