TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brenda Gadd on Apr 15, 2016

NASHVILLE, April 15, 2016 — The Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force today announced a series of statewide public hearings and added three advisory counsel members by voice vote: Jason Girchner, Tory Johnson and Christina Zawisza. Candi Henry will also be supporting the task force.

The Task Force also heard from four groups interested in the issues: the Sixth Amendment Center, Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference.

Here are the dates and locations for the listening tour (all times are local): 

  • April 28, 2016 –Memphis – Time: 3  - 6 p.m. — Location: Criminal Justice Center Auditorium, 201 Poplar Ave., First Floor, Memphis, TN 38103
  • April 29, 2016 –Trenton – Time:  3  - 6 p.m. — Location: Chancery Courtroom, Gibson County Judicial Bldg. 295 North College Street, Trenton, TN 38382
  • May 19, 2016 – Johnson City – Time:  3  - 8 p.m.— Location: ETSU/specific location pending
  • May 20, 2016 – Knoxville – Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Location: Tennessee College of Law, University of Tennessee/specific location pending
  • June 9, 2016 – Cleveland – Time: 3  - 6 p.m. – Location: Cleveland State Community College, Theater Room
  • June 10, 2016 – Cookeville – Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Location: Tennessee Tech University/specific location pending
  • July 29, 2016 – Nashville – Time: 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. – Location: Nashville School of Law

Upcoming task force meetings:

  • July 29, 2016 – Nashville – Time: 12:30 – 3 p.m. – Location: Nashville School of Law
  • September 30, 2016 – Nashville – Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Location: Pending