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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 1, 2019
General Sessions Court judges from across the state recently gathered for a conference in Murfreesboro where they discussed issues related to the opioid epidemic, the effects of vicarious trauma, updates to case law and more. The topics covered at the conference largely dealt with challenges that General Sessions judges face on a routine basis in their courtrooms. Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Jeff Bivins gave the opening remarks. Some of the most serious challenges are arising from the ongoing opioid-driven addiction crisis, which was the subject of a session led by Jill Carney, a regional overdose prevention specialist with the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition.