Legal Clinic Director to serve on Tennessee Supreme Court commission

The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Joy Radice to serve on the Access to Justice Commission.

Radice is one of three new members who will join the commission beginning April 1. 

These individuals “have demonstrated their commitment to helping Tennesseans in need, and we are excited to see what opportunities they will bring to the commission,” Justice Cornelia Clark, Supreme Court liaison to the commission, said last week.

As a professor and director of clinical programs at the College of Law, Radice specializes in access to justice, criminal law, and procedural law. 

She has dedicated her legal career to serving those who cannot afford legal representation including facilitating the first multi-county expungement clinic in the 10th Judicial District in 2018. Through the event and others like it, Radice recruits law students to gain hands-on experience working with clients. She has been instrumental in introducing law students to pro bono opportunities. 

Other appointees to the commission are Monty Burks and Amber D. Floyd. Burks serves as the director of faith-based Initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services while Floyd is the senior assistant city attorney in Memphis.

Gail Ashworth, chair of the Access to Justice Commission, said she believes the new commission members are talented and dedicated and looks forward to their contributions to the commission.

 “They each have helped the commission in successful projects and programs and I know they will bring the same level of enthusiasm to their new roles,” Ashworth said.

The Access to Justice Commission is an initiative of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Its mission is to provide collaborative leadership to create solutions and resources that address and eliminate barriers to access to justice for all.