TBA Today reports today on a $200,000 grant awarded to The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts for the purpose of providing translation assistance to petitioners with limited English proficiency.
The one-year grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Competitive Grant Program will pay for interpreters for specific non-indigent parties. Courts that incur expenses may file claims through June 2012. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for more details.
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts has announced the 43 applicants for the five spots on the Judicial Nominating Commission which will open up at the end of the month, to be appointed by Speaker of the House Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.
Among the notable, Nashville-area names on the list include former Tennessee attorney general Paul Summers, now a partner at Waller Lansden; Sherrard & Roe business litigation leader Sam Funk; Lebanon's Jack Lowery Jr., who also is an executive with road-construction giant LoJac; and assistant Davidson County public defender Jason Gichner.
The mandated comment period ends June 15.