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Local judge Acree joins GAVELS program

Local judge Acree joins GAVELS program
Local judge Acree joins GAVELS program | 27th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge William Acree, GAVELS program

27th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge William Acree

Veteran judge William Acree has partnered with judges and attorneys across the state in an effort to educate the public about parts of the legal system.
The new program is geared to educate students, community groups and business organizations about the legal system.  
Under the program, legal professionals have been asked to volunteer their time for speaking engagements.
Acree, who has served as 27th Judicial District Circuit Court judge for Weakley and Obion counties since 1994, has offered to speak within a 50-mile radius on the topic of drug courts as a part of the GAVELS program.
The Tennessee Judicial Conference (TJC) and Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) developed the GAVELS program, which stands for Gaining Access to Valuable Education about the Legal System, to fill the growing knowledge gap about the legal system and the important role it plays in our government.
As part of the GAVELS Program, judges and attorneys from across the state have agreed to make presentations about a variety of legal topics to groups that wish to learn more about the Tennessee judicial system.
To contact Acree for a speaking engagement, call his office at (731) 884-2667.

WCP 10.06.11

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