Family Law Section

One of the goals of the Family Law Section is to bring practitioners together who share a common interest in family law. The section newsletter keeps practitioners abreast of changes in the law, as does the section’s annual CLE program.

Rogers Kamm & Shea
2205 State St
Nashville, TN 37203
Immediate Past Chair
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
821 Houston St #203
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Shea Moskovitz Mcghee
530 Oak Court Dr, Ste 355
Memphis, TN 38117-3733

Bill Keeps Judicial Discretion on Domestic Violence Arrests

Judges in Tennessee will retain the authority to waive a 12-hour "cooling off" period after domestic violence arrests, according to the latest draft of a proposed bill. An amendment approved yesterday to HB41 keeps judicial discretion to release suspects before the end of the period, while also adding elements to the law meant to improve transparency and guarantee victims are notified before the hold is waived. The Tennessean has more.

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Memphis Firm Establishes New Law School Scholarship

The Memphis law firm of Rice, Amundsen & Caperton has established an annual family law scholarship at the Cecil C. Humphreys University of Memphis Law School, Memphis Daily News reports. Firm partners and the law school dean will select the scholarship recipient, who must be a student specializing in family law. An internship opportunity with firm also will be extended to the student. Larry Rice, senior partner at the firm, said the scholarship would help develop the next generation of family law lawyers.

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