Celebrate Pro Bono: 3 legal clinics set for Tuesday

Tennessee lawyers will be out in force this week, volunteering their time at Celebrate Pro Bono Month events across the state. After kickoff efforts in Nashville and Johnson City over the weekend, lawyers will be giving their time to help those in need of legal services tomorrow (Tuesday) at events and activities in Franklin and Nashville.

In Franklin, there will be a Williamson County Legal Clinic at the Franklin Public Library, while in Nashville lawyers will be participating in a Senior Adult Legal Clinic at S. Luke's Community House and a Debt Clinic at the Legal Aid Society offices. Also tomorrow, volunteers in Nashville will be assisting in a phonathon to raise money in support of the Campaign for Justice.

Learn more about these and other Celebrate Pro Bono events

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Court: TCCA


Troy L. Bowlin, II, Morristown, Tennessee, for the appellant, David Hearing.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; C. Berkeley Bell, District Attorney General; and Connie Trobaugh, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WITT

The petitioner, David Hearing, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief wherein he challenged his 2005 guilty-pleaded convictions of felony murder. In this appeal, he contends that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel and that his guilty pleas were not knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently entered. Because the petitioner failed to establish his claims by clear and convincing evidence, we affirm the judgment of the post- conviction court.


DCS Authority to Reverse Child Protection Team Determination of Sexual Abuse

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2010-10-04

Opinion Number: 10-101


Hunting on Private Property

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2010-10-04

Opinion Number: 10-102



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