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KNOXVILLE — The Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County will hold Order of Protection Day on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

This is the sixth consecutive year the College of Law has hosted Order of Protection Day, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence.

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. Hearings are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m., with a break for lunch.

Judge Swann and two Special Masters are likely to hear matters involving the granting of civil protection orders as well as contempt proceedings. Domestic abuse, substance abuse, family law, criminal assault and civil procedure issues may arise.

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.

C O N T A C T :

R.G. Smithson, (865-974-0687,