UT to Host Order of Protection Day on Thursday

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KNOXVILLE—The Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County will hold Order of Protection Day, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, on Thursday, October 27, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law.

Judge Bill Swann and two Special Masters will be at UT all day hearing requests for orders of protection in cases alleging domestic violence and related problems. Court will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a lecture by Judge Swan about domestic violence.

Courtrooms will be set up in rooms 132, 135, and 136 on the first floor of the law building.

Numerous community programs and organizations that deal with domestic violence issues will have informational booths in the hallways.

All events will be open to the public. Anyone entering the College of Law building on Thursday to attend this event or conduct other business may be asked for personal identification for security purposes.

This is the eighth consecutive year the College of Law has hosted Order of Protection Day.

C O N T A C T :

Tanya Brown, College of Law Director of Communications, (865-974-6788, tgbrown@utk.edu)

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