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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 2, 2013

13th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns has  announced that he will retire in 2014 after serving over 38 years on the bench — longer than any other judge currently in the Tennessee Judicial Conference. Reflecting on his long career to the Harold Citizen, Burns offered a bit of advice for his successor: “Be careful that you don’t think too highly of yourself and get carried away with your position,” he said. “Treat people with the respect that anybody’s entitled to, regardless of who they are and what they’ve done. ... Do the best you can in deciding what to do according to the law — according to what you’re supposed to do.”