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 outreach activities.

Community Outreach Programs Committee

Committee Members

  • Senior 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
  • Brooke Ramsey, Knoxville Representative

  • Community Outreach Programs - Brochure
  • Application for Funding from Bench and Bar Fund
  • Education Outreach

    Students from Chengdu, China visit the Court
    23 high school students from China were in Knoxville on July 25, 2016 and visited the  read more...
    LMU Law Student Presentation
    October 12, 2016 - On October 12, 2016, Judge Reeves presided over a "moot court" event  read more...
    Greeneville Naturalization Ceremonies
    Magistrate Judge Clifton Corker conducted four naturalization ceremonies on August 18 and 19, 2016 granting citizenship  read more...
    U.S.District Judge Pamela Reeves Speaks to Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law
    October 22, 2016 - U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Reeves, who was one of two mediators  read more...
    September 15, 2016
    See also: New Citizens Take Oath Coast to Coast

    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary  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