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Audit Results - Under New Management, Court Clerk's Office Receives a Clean Bill of Health

The Knox County Department of Internal Audit released its follow-up report regarding the Criminal Justice Audit conducted in 2014. The Criminal and Criminal Sessions Court Clerk's offices were given a positive review with no additional findings. ...more
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One-stop Expungements

In September of 2014, Clerk Hammond, in association with District Attorney General Charme Allen, instituted an expungement proceeding held twice per week....more
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Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond announces the purchase of new chairs for the General Sessions Courtrooms.

Through conservative use of the funds allocated to the Criminal Court Clerk, Mr. Hammond has been able to help the General Sessions Judges replace soiled and broken chairs....more
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District Attorney General and Criminal Court Clerk-Announce Creation of Knox County Expungement Court

District Attorney General and Criminal Court Clerk Announce Creation of Knox County Expungement Court....more
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Knox County Clerk of Courts Mike Hammond has announced his office's participation in Purple Out Day September 18th

The initiative is part of a statewide effort to increase awareness and raise money for Alzheimer?s Tennessee....more
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”Purple Out Day” campaign to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond, joined by the Mayors of Knox County and the City of Knoxville, launches the "Purple Out Day" campaign to benefit Alzheimer's Tennessee....more
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New Informational Video - Criminal Court Jury Service Guide

As part of his commitment to modernize the operations of the Court Clerk’s Office, with a special emphasis on customer service, Mike Hammond is pleased to announce the publication of a new video presentation entitled Criminal Court Jury Service Guide...more
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Giving Back - Gloves and Hats for the Homeless

The staff of the Criminal Division for the General Sessions Court Clerk collected money this Christmas season, to purchase hats and gloves for the homeless....more
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Mike Hammond Presents Knox County With $1.2 million Check

Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond presented Knox County with a check for $1.2 million at the December 21, 2015 Knox County Commission meeting...more
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Knoxville Jury Orientation New Location

The Knox County Criminal Court Clerk recently relocated Jury Orientation. ...more
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Tech Upgrades Bringing Fresh Look to City County Building in Knoxville

Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond has enhanced technical operations by implementing several innovative and updated technology resources in the City County Building in downtown Knoxville....more
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Feeding East Tennessee

Clerk Mike Hammond and 16 staff members participated in the March 5, 2016 General Assembly Feeding East Tennessee event. ...more
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Criminal Court Clerk Panel Kicks Off Speaker Series

Guest speakers Mike Hammond, Knox County Court Clerk, District Attorney Charme Allen and Lee Trammel of the Knox County Sheriff’s Department kicked off the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Breakfast Speaker Series at Fox Den Country Club in Farragut....more
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GOVERNOR SIGNS COMMUNITY SERVICE BILL

On March 29, 2016, the Governor of Tennessee signed Tennessee Senate Bill 2032, which authorizes Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond to implement a community service program for defendants that are unable to pay their court costs....more
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Court Clerk Presents Knox County with $300,000

At the Monday, April 25th Knox County Commission meeting, Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond proudly presented a check for $300,000 to Knox County....more
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More Than a Decade of Incomplete Expungements Corrected

Knox County Criminal Court Clerk, Mike Hammond, held a press conference to inform the citizens of Knoxville of a recent court records discovery.  Through customer contact, our courts recently became aware that certain cases existed where an individual’s expunged case had not completely been removed from all of the Court’s records databases....more
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New Call Center Celebrates Success

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond extends his congratulations to the staff of the Court Clerk’s new customer service call center....more
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Peggy Thompson Criminal Evidence Room

In tribute to the 30 years of dedicated management and administration for the Knox County Criminal Court Evidence Room, Clerk of Courts Mike Hammond has dedicated the Evidence Room name to honor Deputy Clerk Ms. Peggy Thompson....more
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Deputy Clerks Gain More Knowledge in Domestic Violence Services

In an effort to gain more knowledge and information to provide reliable, effective and quality domestic violence services, Knox County Fourth Circuit created an alliance with The Center for Court Innovation, located in New York, NY....more
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Clerk Shares Updates and Future Vision with Local Attorneys

Court Clerk Mike Hammond, Judge Greg McMillan, and Fourth Circuit Court Deputy Clerk Lisa Callis met with approximately fifty attorneys to provide an update on improvements....more
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50,000 Customer Service Calls

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond extends his congratulations to the staff of the Court Clerk’s new Customer Service Call Center for reaching a significant milestone....more
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Turn the World Orange Day

Knox County Criminal, General Sessions and Fourth Circuit Deputy Court Clerks wore Orange on the first of July for Turn the World Orange Day....more
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Farragut Chamber Tour

The Knox County Criminal, General Sessions and Fourth Circuit Court Clerk's Offices were honored to host the Farragut Chamber of Commerce's Networking Breakfast on July 14, 2016....more
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Legal Advice For Veterans

The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce the establishment of a monthly Veterans' Legal Advice Clinic....more
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$100,000 For Knox County

Knox County Court Clerk, Mike Hammond, appeared before the Knox County Commission Monday, July 25th to present another "Efficiency Dividend" check....more
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First Annual Purple Gala

The East Tennessee State Court Clerks Association was proud to support the Inaugural Alzheimer's Tennessee Purple Gala on August 19th, 2016. ...more
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Fourth Circuit Court 50th Anniversary Luncheon

Please join us, along with many current and former Knox County Judges and members of the bar, in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Knox County Fourth Circuit Court....more
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Knoxville Bar Association Offers Law Talk Series

Attend these seminars to make sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and your family....more
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Mike Hammond Elected Vice President of The East Tennessee Court Clerks Association

August 26, 2016, the East Tennessee State Court Clerks Association members elected Mike Hammond, Knox County Clerk of Courts, as the Association's 2017 Vice-President....more
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United We Stand Bake Sale

Collectively the Knox County Criminal, General Sessions & Fourth Circuit Court Deputy Clerks helped to raise a total of $1,581 for the Officer Kenny Moats' Memorial Fund....more
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Community Service Program Launches

Mike Hammond, is pleased to announce the launch of the Knox County Criminal Court Clerk?s Community Service Program beginning October 3, 2016....more
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History of the Knox County Fourth Circuit Court

To view a 3 minute video describing the history of the Knox County Fourth Court....more
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Luncheon in honor of the 50th anniversary of Knox County's Fourth Circuit Court

Former Judge Bill Swann poses for a photo with Deputy Clerk Penny Dawson during the 50th anniversary luncheon for the 4th Circuit Court on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016....more
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Court Clerk's Office Hosts Family Court System Innovation Experts

The Knox County Fourth Circuit Court Clerk had the pleasure of hosting two visitors on October 19-20, 2016. Liberty Aldrich with the Center for Court Innovation, General Counsel and Director of Domestic Violence & Family Court Programs, oversees the planning and implementation of the Center's Domestic Violence initiatives. ...more
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Court Clerk Presents Knox County With $400,000

At the Monday, November 14th Knox County Commission meeting, Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond proudly presented a check for $400,000 to Knox County....more
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Interfaith Legal Advice Clinic – December 3rd

InterFaith Legal Advice Clinic on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....more
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Court Clerk Participates in National Jury Management Conference

Knox County Court Clerk Mike Hammond and Chief Deputy Richard Major traveled to Atlanta, GA this past September for the National Center for State Courts' Fair and Effective Practices in Jury System Management Conference....more
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YWCA Advocate Now Adjacent to Court Clerk's Office

In addition to providing a YWCA Advocate at the Knoxville Family Justice Center, the YWCA Victim Advocacy Program (VAP) now offers a stationed advocate who is located beside the Knox County Fourth Circuit Court Clerk's office on the main floor in the City County Building....more
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One Story at a Time

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond, is pleased to announce that the recently implemented Knox County Criminal Court Community Service Program, a first of its kind for the State of Tennessee, has its first Program graduate....more
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Embracing the Accelerating Pace of Technology Change

Knox County Court Clerk Mike Hammond recently attended the 2016 Annul e-Courts nationwide conference with court clerks from around the country....more
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Over 7,000 Cases Expunged in 2016

In 2016 over 7,000 court cases were successfully expunged through the newly established Knox County Expungement Court....more
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Clerk's Office Collects Victim Restitution

One of the primary responsibilities of the Knox County Criminal Court Clerk includes the collection of restitution payments. ...more
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Helping People. Changing Lives

Criminal Court Clerk, Mike Hammond, is pleased to announce a newly formed consulting partnership with Knox County Community Action Committee's Workforce Connections Program....more
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Millions Given to Knox County Through Dedication and Hard Work

Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond presented another "Efficiency Dividend" check to Knox County at the February 21st meeting of the Knox County Commission. ...more
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Fourth Circuit Court Welcomes Barbara Davis

The Fourth Circuit Court Clerk's Office welcomes a new supervisor, Barbara Davis. ...more
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A Celebration for 110 Years of Justice

The Knox County Criminal Court 110th Anniversary dinner held on March 31st was a special opportunity...more
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2016 Annual Report

Mike Hammond is pleased to present the Court Clerk’s 2016 Annual Report. Click on the link to view the report and familiarize yourself with the recent accomplishments of the Judges and Court Clerk staff for the Criminal Court, General Sessions Court – Criminal Division and Fourth Circuit....more