TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 30, 2018
After emails about a group vacation surfaced between a Williamson County judge and an attorney with an active case in the judge’s courtroom, The Tennessean asks where the line should be drawn concerning judges and lawyers fraternizing. Charles Geyh, an Indiana University law professor and legal ethics expert, says that judges should never preside over cases when they’re close friends with any of the attorneys involved. In the case of the Williamson County judge, the plaintiffs in the case asked the judge to recuse himself – a motion he later denied.