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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, Oct. 28, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law.

Judge Bill Swann and two Special Masters will hear matters involving the granting of civil protection orders as well as contempt proceedings. The hearings will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., 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.

Prior to the court hearings, Judge Swann will present a lecture on domestic violence and orders of protection at 8 a.m. in room 132.

All events will be open to the public.

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

C O N T A C T :

Kristi Hintz, UT Media Relations, (865-974-3993,

Tanya Brown, College of Law Director of Communications, (865-974-6788,