Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Immediate Past Chair
The Odeneal Firm
PO Box 392
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
LinkedIn: Stacie Odeneal
Midtown Law & Mediation
Po Box 4548
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0548
Karnes Legal Services
2273 North Highland Avenue Ste. A
Jackson, TN 38305-4909

TSC Rejects Challenge to a Search Warrant in Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court today affirmed the validity of a search warrant used to gather evidence in a case involving charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. In its decision, the Supreme Court considered the general law pertaining to search warrants, noting that none of the applicable statutes or rules of criminal procedure provided for search warrants to be obtained solely by a district attorney general. The court also considered that, had the legislature intended to limit the general law on search warrants through the statute at issue, it would have explicitly provided for such a limitation. Chief Justice Jeff Bivins authored the opinion in State of Tennessee v. Anthony Jerome Miller.
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Davidson Judge Sheila Calloway Talks Juvenile Justice in Interview

Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway was recently interviewed for WPLN’s Movers & Thinkers program, where she discusses the relationship between empathy and justice. "We use incarceration as the answer for almost everything, and it cannot be the answer,” Calloway said in the interview. Hear the full story here.
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