TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brenda Gadd on Nov 23, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force held its first meeting Nov. 6 at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee highlighted three focus areas for the task force: (1) how indigency is determined; (2) the quality of legal services provided; and (3) the administration or delivery of the compensation and rates.

Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier shared the 2011 AOC report on the Indigent Defense Fund, and staff presented on the administration and mechanics of the fund. The task force’s next meeting is planned for early 2016. Check TBA Impact for more information and stay tuned for information on educational sessions and a call to action on contacting legislators.

Contact TBA’s Public Policy Coordinator Brenda Gadd, (615) 383-7421 or YLD Public Policy Committee Chair Will Hicky, (615)324-8777 for more information about this or any other policy issue.