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Public Meeting to be Held to Interview Prospective Judges for 8th District Vacancy

Press release from the Tennessee Courts System; January 2, 2013:

Six attorneys have applied to fill the Chancery Court vacancy in the 8th Judicial District, which serves Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union counties. The vacancy was created by the death of the Honorable Billy Joe White in November.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting to interview the following candidates:

Elizabeth C. Asbury
Asbury Law Office
Jacksboro, Tennessee

James L. Cotton, Jr.
General Session Judge
Scott County
Oneida, Tennessee

Kathy Parrott
Attorney & President
PryorParrott PC
Jacksboro, Tennessee

Charles Patrick Sexton
Sexton, Sexton, & Kazee, P.C.
Oneida, Tennessee

Thomas Jackson Tabor, Jr.
Tazewell, Tennessee

Andrew R. Tillman
Senior Law Clerk
Honorable Charles D. Susano, Jr., Tennessee Court of Appeals
Knoxville, Tennessee

The application for each candidate can be accessed by clicking on their names above.

The public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. EST, Friday January 18, 2013 at Woodlake Lodge, Golf & Country Club, 330 Woodlake Blvd., Tazewell, TN 37879. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express their approval or objections to the candidates.

To get from the Claiborne County Courthouse to the Woodlake Lodge, go north on Main Street toward Court Street, turn right onto Court Street; take the first left onto Dixie Highway, US-25E, then take the 1st right onto TN-32 S/TN-33 N/US-25E. Go about 3.6 miles, then turn right onto Y Road, then right on Lone Mountain Road. Go 1.7 miles, then turn left onto Woodlake Boulevard and go one-half mile to 330 Woodlake Boulevard.

You can access a map and directions here.

Following the public hearing, the commission will interview each applicant before recommending three candidates to the governor. Members of the public are invited to attend both the public hearing and the interviews.