Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct Committee

As a public service, the Tennessee Bar Association works to help assure that judicial elections are conducted in a manner that will maintain confidence in our judiciary.

Chair
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-5171
Vice-Chair
Weatherly McNally & Dixon PLC
424 Church St Suite 2260
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)986-3377
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Judge Gibson to Chair Board of Judicial Conduct

Judge Brandon Gibson of the Tennessee Court of Appeals was recently named the new chair of Tennessee’s Board of Judicial Conduct. The board is responsible for investigating and, when warranted, acting on complaints brought against state and local judges. It is composed of 16 members from all parts of the state, including lawyers, citizens, and judges from all levels of Tennessee's court system. “Serving on the board and chairing it is an honor, as the public's confidence in the judiciary is one of the most important pieces of our democracy,” Gibson said. “I don't take the task lightly, and I take very seriously the obligation to treat both the public and judges fairly.”
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Outside Groups Set Spending Record in Judicial Races

Outside groups spent more money on campaigns for seats on state courts nationwide than ever before, an analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice shows. At least one court seat was at stake in 27 states on Election Day. Special interest groups spent a record $19.4 million on television ads for judicial candidates, over half of all television spending in these races. The Republican State Leadership Committee spent the most of any group, putting $4 million into eight different races as part of its effort to elect more conservative justices. But incumbent judges had money in their corners too. “I think it can be misleading to just look at money going to challengers who lose and then concluding the money had no impact,” said Alicia Bannon, a senior counsel with the center. The Marshall Project looks at judicial elections in several key states.

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