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Front Page - Friday, October 13, 2017

Judge Collier to present CLE seminar on professionalism


The Hon. Curtis Collier will speak on “Professionalism in a Time of Declining Confidence in Our Courts,” Tuesday, Oct. 31, noon to 1 p.m., at the Walden Club. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. A buffet lunch will be served at that time.

The $65 cost will cover the seminar and lunch. Attending attorneys will earn one dual CLE credit hour approved for Tennessee.

Born in Marianna, Arkansas, Collier received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 1974.

After serving in the United States Air Force from 1974 to 1979, Collier held the office of assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1979 to 1987 and in the Eastern District of Tennessee from 1987 to 1995.

Collier is a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on Feb. 13, 1995 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. The Senate confirmed Collier on May 8, 1995. Collier received his commission on May 10, 1995.

Collier served as chief judge from 2005 to 2012. He assumed senior status on Oct. 31, 2014.