Public Outreach and Education

Chief Judge Thomas A. Varlan formed a Community Outreach Committee in 2013 to coordinate and facilitate programs promoting education of the Courts and community service to the 41 counties and their citizens that make up the Eastern District of Tennessee. Below are links to educational resources, contact information, and photos with information about prior ourtreach activities.

  • Community Outreach Programs - Brochure
  • Education Outreach

    Knoxville UT Law School Freshman Visit
    August 18, 2015 - A group of over 120 students visited the Knoxville Courthouse to take  read more...
    UT Trial Practice Class
    November 14, 2013 - Second year law students at the University of Tennessee Trial Practice class  read more...
    Five Naturalization Ceremonies Held

    Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan announces that the U.S. District Court in Knoxville will  read more...

    Senior Judge Edgar Teaches in the Republic of Georgia
    June 2014 - Judge Edgar conducted workshops for Georgian judge and prosecutors on cybercrime. He  read more...
    Constitution Day 2014
    September 12, 2014 - Over 150 students participated in Constitution Day activities presented by the Chattanooga  read more...
    Magistrate Judge Inman - Presentation to Boy Scout Troop at White Pine, March 21 2013
    Using outreach slide show presentation (or handouts) to tell the scouts (12-15 scouts) and 3 adult  read more...

    Community Service Outreach

    Community Outreach Programs Committee

    Committee Members

    • District Judge Curtis L. Collier
    • Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley
    • Debra C. Poplin, Clerk of Court
    • Janet M. Jackson, Outreach Coordinator
    • Barbara Lewis, Chattanooga Representative
    • Leah Cassanego, Greeneville Representative
    • Kathy Keeton, Knoxville Representative