published Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice visits Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee said Thursday that the court system should be available to everyone.

She said the state Supreme Court's Access To Justice program is designed to reduce the gap in civil cases between those who can afford a lawyer and those who can not.

Justice Lee also defended Tennessee's process for selecting Supreme Court Justices and the Supreme Court's appointment of the state attorney general.

She spoke to the Cleveland Kiwanis Club.

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about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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