Federal Practice Section

This section was formed in 2005 to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys whose primary practice is in the federal courts. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys.

Immediate Past Chair
Ford Harrison LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Ste 200
Memphis, TN 38120
U.S. Attorneys Office MDTN
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, TN 37205
Butler Snow LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Pence Breaks Tie to Confirm Federal Judicial Nominee with ABA ‘Not Qualified’ Rating

Vice President Mike Pence cast a tiebreaking voting in the U.S. Senate this week to confirm a nominee who received a “not qualified” rating from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, The ABA Journal reports. Jonathan Kobes will serve on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. The standing committee thought Kobes didn’t have the needed experience and did not show evidence of being able to fulfill the writing requirements required of a federal appeals judge, according to a Sept. 14 letter explaining the rating.
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Court to Recognize Bryant for 10 Years of Service

The United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee invites you to a reception for Magistrate Judge Edward G. Bryant who is celebrating 10 years of service to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. To recognize his contribution, the court is hosting a reception in his honor on Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. in the United States Courthouse, 111 South Highland Ave. in Jackson. Confirm your planned attendance by Dec. 21 through email or by calling (731) 421-6338.

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