Adoption Law Section

The Adoption Law Section focuses on promoting the study and understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving adoptions.

Chair
London & Amburn, P.C.
607 Market Street, Suite 900
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)637-0203

Shelby Commission to Consider Money for New Juvenile Detention Center

At their first committee sessions of the new year on Jan. 9, Shelby County commissioners will discuss $25 million for a new Juvenile Court detention center to be run by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, The Daily Memphian reports. The meeting will include discussions beyond the building itself, as some commissioners still want some oversight of Juvenile Court to replace six years of U.S. Justice Department oversight that ended in October.
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Lt. Gov. McNally Wants to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Crimes

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally said this week he would support legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on felony child sex abuse crimes in Tennessee, The Tennessean reports. He also said he would back a temporary window for reviving expired civil claims related to child sex abuse cases. Support on such measures from the high-ranking lawmaker bolsters efforts underway to give victims more time to come forward and hold their abusers accountable. It also could have financial implications if offenders and their organizations, like the Catholic Church, are found civilly liable for past actions. 
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