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KNOXVILLE –- Order of Protection Day — an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence — will be held at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Nov. 16.

The Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County is in charge of the day’s events.

Court will begin at 8 a.m. with a lecture by Judge Bill Swann about domestic violence and orders of protection.

Courtrooms will be set up in Rooms 132, 135 and 136. Actual hearings are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m., with a break for lunch.

Judge Swan and two Special Masters are likely to hear matters involving the granting of civil protection orders as well as contempt proceedings. Issues likely to arise include domestic abuse, substance abuse, family law, criminal assault and civil procedure.

This is the third year the College of law has hosted Order of Protection Day.

All events are open to the public.

Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034,
R.G. Smithson, (865) 974-0687,