“A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thine own Or of thine friend’s were. Each man’s death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.”

These famous words by John Donne were not originally written as a poem — the passage is prose taken from the 1624 Meditation 17, from “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions.” Being a judge allows one to have a unique view into our justice system.... Read More

Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Lynda Jones was awarded Nashville Cable’s Spirit of Leadership award on June 9, 2021. The Spirit of Leadership Award recognizes a Cable member who exemplifies leadership through personal and professional accomplishments that have inspired and influenced the advancement of women. Founded in 1978, Cable is a premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement. ... Read More

A new pilot program aimed at keeping homeless individuals from cycling in and out of jail launches Friday in Nashville, the Tennessean reports. The court will be presided over by General Sessions Judge Lynda Jones. Proceedings will be held at Room in the Inn, a local homeless shelter. ... Read More

The Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County General Session Court Judge Lynda Jones has been elected president of the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference (TGSJC) for 2020 – 2021.

The TGSJC is a statewide organization consisting of 185 general sessions court judges from across the State of Tennessee. Judge Jones is also the District 6 Director of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) for 2019-2021. Judge Jones worked with several non-profits and Baker Donelson Legal Clinic to launch a Homeless Court for Davidson County. ... Read More