Cannon County General Sessions Judge Susan Melton will serve as host for the 50th Annual Tennessee General Sessions Judges' Conference to be held September 23-25 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
Melton is the current president of the AOC Executive Committee.
General Sessions judges from across the entire state - approximately 130 - are expected to attend the conference, which will provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for General Sessions judges. While the conference isn't mandatory, this is a good way for General Sessions judges to obtain their required annual CLE credits.
Judges will learn about a number of legal issues during the conference, including:
- Evidentiary Issues regarding Facebook, MySpace and Email
- Revoked Drivers Licenses: What Judges Can Do
- Workers Compensation
- Drug Courts
- Mental Health Courts on a Shoestring Budget
- Determination of Indigency
- Weapons and the Order of Protection
This year's meeting will offer judges approximately 10.25 hours of CLE credit.
Judges will also be visiting Cannon County as part of the conference's entertainment agenda. They will go to The Arts Center for a dinner buffet and then see a showing of the Tennessee premiere of the "Man of Constant Sorrow," the story of Ralph and Carter Stanley.
They will also visit Lynchburg and tour the Jack Daniels Distillery.