Circuit Court 16th Judicial Dist Division 3


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

- This Week in Circuit Court -

The Administrative Judge for May 27 is Judge Rogers.

The Administrative Judge for the week of May 31-June 3 is Judge Taylor.

Monday 5/30:


Tuesday 5/31:

9:00 AM:   Chancery Motions

10:45 AM: Circuit Trial

2:30 PM:   Adoptions: In Re: C.D.B. (No. 16CV-621); In Re: J.O.P. (No. 16CV-690)

Wednesday 6/1:

9:00 AM:   Circuit Motions; Minor's Settlement

Thursday 6/2:

9:00 AM:   Chancery Docket

Friday 6/3:

9:00 AM:   Chancery Docket

- Legal News & Announcements -

Tennessee Judicial Conference Bench/Bar Committee to Host Two Events on June 16, 2016:

The Bench/Bar Committee exists to develop and improve communication between the Judiciary and members of the Bar, to improve mutual respect, and to develop and increase awareness and sensitivity to problems of both Bench and Bar.  Judge Siskin is a member of the Committee.  On June 16, 2016, the Bench/Bar Committee is hosting two events at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville: (1) a presentation regarding "Law, Justice and the Holocaust" from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM; and (2) a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. For more information and registration details, please see the attached flyer.

Chief Justice Sharon Lee Describes State of Tennessee Judiciary as "Great":

The Chief Justice delivered her speech regarding the state of the Tennessee Judiciary at Nashville's Rotary Club on May 2, 2016.  She addressed numerous topics, including the use of innovative new technology in the Court system, juvenile justice issues, and indigent defense.  For more details, please see the Administrative Office of the Courts' website.

- The Court and the Community -

Judge Siskin gave a lecture on domestic relations law at the Tennessee Association for Justice conference in Nashville.

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Judge Siskin received an award for recruiting new members to the Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers Lions Club.

Pictured, from left to right, are Judge Siskin and General Sessions Judge Barry Tidwell (Lions Club President).

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Judge Siskin participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rutherford County Judicial Center.

Pictured, from left to right, are Circuit Judge J. Mark Rogers, General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin, Jr., Judge Siskin, Chancellor Howard Wilson, Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Harrell, and Chancery Court Clerk & Master John A.W. Bratcher.

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Judge Siskin joined other members of the local judiciary at a luncheon to benefit victims of domestic violence.

Pictured, from left to right, are Juvenile Magistrate Adam Dodd, General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin, Jr., Child Support Magistrate Diana Burns, Juvenile Judge Donna Scott Davenport, Judge Siskin, and Circuit Judge David Bragg.

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Judge Siskin 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 spoke to a pack of local Cub Scouts about the Court system.

- Courtroom Assignments for Judges -

The Trial Judges of the Sixteenth Judicial District hold Court in the following courtrooms:

Judge J. Mark Rogers Room 210
Chancellor Howard W. Wilson Room 306
Judge Royce Taylor Room 411
Judge David Bragg Room 419
Judge M. Keith Siskin Room 507

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

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