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
  • 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 Duncan School of Law - Moot Court
    Judge Reeves presided over "moot court" conducted by the LMU Duncan School of Law Advanced  read more...
    Greeneville Naturalization Ceremonies
    Magistrate Judge Clifton Corker conducted four naturalization ceremonies on August 18 and 19, 2016 granting citizenship  read more...
    University of Tennessee College of Law
    On August 17, 2016, the U.S. District Court, along with other agencies, hosted its annual orientation  read more...
    September 15, 2016
    See also: New Citizens Take Oath Coast to Coast

    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary 
    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