505 Rutherford County Judicial Building
20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-8074
Fax: (615) 898-8013
Welcome to Circuit Court, Division III
Serving the Citizens of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
M. Keith Siskin, Judge
The Administrative Judge of the Week for June 29-July 3 is Judge Rogers.
The Administrative Judge of the Week for July 6-July 10 is Chancellor Wilson.
- Upcoming Dockets -
9:00 AM: Jury Orientation (Room 210)
11:00 AM: Chancery Docket
2:30 PM: Adoption Docket
9:00 AM: Cannon County Docket
9:00 AM: Chancery Docket
9:00 AM: Circuit Motion Docket
9:00 AM: Circuit Docket
9:00 AM: Chancery Docket
- The Court and the Community -
Judge Siskin recently sponsored a group of local attorneys for admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar.
Pictured, from left to right, are Bert McCarter, Travis Lampley, Judge J.S. Daniel, Sonya Wright, Barbara Marie Penland-LaFevers, Judge Siskin, Lisa Bell, Thomas Parkerson, Stan Bennett, and Kirk Catron. Photograph taken in East Conference Room of United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
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Judge Siskin recently spoke to a pack of local Cub Scouts about the Court system.
- Legal News -
Clerk & Master of Cannon County Launches Official Facebook Page:
Nathan Nichols, Clerk & Master of the Cannon County Chancery Court, has launched a new Facebook page, in order to provide the citizens of Cannon County with improved access to the services offered by his office.
Clerk & Master Nathan Nichols
Chief Justice Lee Stresses Importance of Gender Equality in Legal Profession:
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee has challenged the legal profession to set the standard for all professions and make gender equality a top priority. Chief Justice Lee’s remarks were made on May 12, 2015, at the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (ETLAW) annual Supreme Court luncheon. Attended by the Supreme Court justices; local trial, appellate, and magistrate judges; local attorneys; law professors; and students, the event is an annual opportunity for members of the bench and bar to get to know both the Supreme Court justices and ETLAW. In her speech, Chief Justice Lee cited statistics from the July 2014 American Bar Association publication, A Current Glance at Women in the Law. She noted that although women make up 47% of law students and 45% of private practice associates, only 17% of equity partners are women. Most concerning, she said, is that female attorneys make only 79% of what their male counterparts pull in. There is even an 11% pay gap between female and male equity partners in the nation’s 200 largest firms. For more information about the Chief Justice's remarks, visit the Administrative Office of the Courts website.
Chief Justice Sharon Lee
- Courtroom Assignments for Judges -
The Trial Judges of the Sixteenth Judicial District hold Court in the following courtrooms:
|Judge J. Mark Rogers
|Chancellor Howard W. Wilson
|Judge Royce Taylor
|Judge David Bragg
|Judge M. Keith Siskin
Please Note: The Circuit Judges regularly hear Chancery cases by interchange, and the Chancellor regularly hears Circuit cases by interchange. Occasionally, the Judges swap courtrooms depending upon the size of their dockets. Please check with the Clerk's Office [Chancery - (615) 898-7860; Circuit Civil - (615) 898-7820; Circuit Criminal - (615) 898-7812] to make sure you know where to go for your hearing!
For the latest docketing announcements and news from the Court: @TNCourt16JD