Please join TN-ASPA for a look inside recent reforms in the Tennessee judicial system, at our September “Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture” (September 20, 2012, noon to 1pm, Avon Williams Campus of TSU). Judge Jeffrey S. Bivins, of the Tennessee Middle Section Court of Criminal Appeals, will speak on recent reforms to the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary, now known as the Board of Judicial Conduct.
Judge Bivins was appointed by Governor Haslam to the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2011. A resident of Franklin, he holds a Bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He has served as Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District and as Assistant Commissioner and General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Personnel under Governor Sundquist. He was in private practice with the firm of Boult, Cummings, Conners and Berry. Among his many memberships, Judge Bivins has served on the Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission and the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary.
Logistics – All lunchtime lectures are free and take place from noon to 1PM. The September event will take place in the Capitol Dining Room off the 3rd Floor Atrium at the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University, at the corner of 10th Ave N and Charlotte Avenue in downtown Nashville (map). Parking will no longer be available at the Avon Williams Campus main lot; meters and lots are available in the surrounding downtown area. State employee parking lots are available nearby for those with permits.