Criminal Justice Section

The section was established to serve all elements of the criminal justice system, including state, federal and municipal prosecutors, judges with criminal jurisdiction, state and federal public defenders and those lawyers in private practice.

121 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Immediate Past Chair
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
Immediate Past Chair
Schell & Oglesby, LLC
509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064

UT Legal Clinic Hosts Annual Lecture

The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Legal Clinic will host its 2016 Charles H. Miller Lecture in Professional Responsibility Tuesday at noon EDT. The event will kick off celebrations of the clinic’s 70th anniversary and will feature Zenobia Dobson, the mother of Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville teenager who was killed last December shielding his friends from gunfire. Dobson will discuss how legal professionals can help their clients in nontraditional ways. She will be joined by her attorneys, Ursula Bailey and Esther Roberts, both of whom are alumni of the law school and its legal clinic. The event is free and open to the public.

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New Family Justice Center to Open Nov. 22

About 100 people attended yesterday’s ribbon cutting at Chattanooga’s new Family Justice Center, which will provide free services for victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse and domestic violence. The center, which has been operating out of another space, will officially open in the new location on Nov. 22, reports. Dignitaries at the ceremony included Mayor Andy Berke, Police Chief Fred Fletcher, Judge Christie Sells and Child Advocacy Center of Hamilton County Executive Director Shelley McGraw.

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