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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 24, 2012

The Tennessee Supreme Court has authorized a one-year pilot program for contract representation of indigent defendants accused of child support violations in Davidson County Juvenile Court. The program begins July 1 and is authorized for FY 2012-2013. The court had been considering whether to implement a broader program using contract representation for a range of civil cases but decided against amending Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 13 at this time.  Download the court's order