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

    Pellissippi State Paralegal Program Visit
    November 13, 2013 - 20 students and instructor Tracie Livesay from the Paralegal Program at Pellissippi  read more...
    UT Trial Practice Class
    November 14, 2013 - Second year law students at the University of Tennessee Trial Practice class  read more...
    Chattanooga Naturalization Ceremony
    October 3, 2013 - Naturalization Ceremony held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. 100 individuals took  read more...
    Presentation to UT Political Science Class
    October 29, 2013 - Magistrate Judges Guyton and Shirley were asked by former Knox County Law  read more...
    Constitution Day 2013
    September 17, 2013 - The Chattanooga Federal Bar Association sponsors an annual program for Constitution Day  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
    • Russell Eslinger, Chattanooga Representative
    • Barbara Paxton, Greeneville Representative
    • Kathy Keeton, Knoxville Representative