TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 28, 2014

An investigation by the Commercial Appeal found that several Shelby County General Sessions judges have missed up to 18 percent of their court sessions from 2009 to 2013 with lawyers volunteering to act as special judges in their absence. In addition, the paper found there are no specific rules governing attendance for judges. An editorial accompanying the report calls on the General Assembly to remedy the issue arguing that “excessive absences hurt the credibility of the judicial system.”