News & Events

November 30, 2017 Judge Rachel announces the C.A.R.E. (Creating Avenues for Restoration and Empowerment) partnership launch with the Urban League of Middle TN.

September 14, 2017 Judge Rachel to attend the Nashville Good Neighbor Celebration Day on September 30, 2017.

August 29, 2016General Sessions Court releases 2015/ 2016 YTD Annual Report, Judge Rachel L. Bell, Presiding Judge

July 27, 2017 Judge Rachel and the Bordeaux North Nashville Literacy Partnership host Book Fiesta Ceremony for R.E.A.C.H. (Reaching Every Aspiring Child’s Horizon) at MNPS, Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School.

July 24, 2017 Judge Rachel congratulates R.E.A.C.H. (Reaching Every Aspiring Child’s Horizon) students during Book Fiesta ceremony with 18th Ave. Family Enrichment Center.

July 14, 2017 –  Judge Rachel shares her LGBT story and is featured on the front cover of FOCUS magazine for Middle TN and its allies.

July 13, 2017 Judge Rachel host the Government Module from the General Sessions Music City Community Court FUTURE Internship Summer program for the Dr. Katherine Y. Brown Leadership Academy’s International Cohort.

June 26, 2017Judge Rachel listed as a Finalist for the Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) in the Government and Public Affairs category by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, a YP Nashville partnership.

June 9, 2017 Judge Rachel makes history as Nashville, Davidson County, TN, first openly gay judge by marrying Dr. Dorsha N. James.

June 3,2017 Judge Rachel got married and became the first openly gay elected Judge in Nashville, TN.

February 28, 2017Press Release- G.S. Music City Community Court- Saturday-Pro Se Indigence Docket & Expungement Clinic to be hosted on Saturday, March 4, 2017 19, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church- Antioch Location, 2261 Murfreesboro Rd. Nashville, TN 37217- LIMITED TO THE FIRST 200 REGISTRANTS!!

February 16, 2017 Judge Rachel facilitates the Bordeaux-North Nashville Chamber of Commerce Black History month annual meeting.

February 9, 2017 Judge Rachel and community activist Carla Hudson organize a conversation about the 13th Amendment and the Criminal Justice System.

January 26, 2017 Judge Rachel to moderate a Civil Rights and Criminal Justice panel for the public about mass incarceration and the 13th Amendment.

November 2016 – The Music City Community Court featured in the Richard Rooker Report

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November 4, 2016Press Release-  G.S. Music City Community Court- Pro se Indigency Docket &  Expungement Clinic to be hosted on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church, 916 16thAve. N., Nashville, TN 37208

November 3, 2016Judge Rachel L. Bell: Fair Justice and Transparency- Civil Courtroom Observation, Part 1

November 2, 2016Judge Rachel L. Bell and the G.S. Music City Community Court featured in the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Today Newsletter

October 26, 2016Judge Rachel L. Bell featured in the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Newsletter discussing her Type I Diabetes and Thyroid Condition

October 19, 2016 Judge Rachel Bell’s Court Runs Normal

October 6, 2016 Justice Reform Saturday Community Dockets & Justice Right on the Spot- Judge Rachel L. Bell

October 1st, 2016Press Release – G.S. MUSIC CITY COMMUNITY COURT, Division VIII EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC & PRO SE INDIGENCYDOCKET with Judge Rachel L. Bell & Community Partners at Watson Grove- 1415 Horton Ave., Nashville, TN 37212

September 29, 2016Watson Grove MBC holds Community Praise Picnic and Music City Community Court Expungement Clinic with Judge Rachel L. Bell

September 29, 2016 Civic & Community Service Make a Variable Difference in Our Society- Judge Rachel L. Bell

September 29, 2016- October 5, 2016Honorable Judge Rachel L. Bell’s Court Runs Normal

September 7, 2016 Judge Rachel L. Bell & Judge Shelia Calloway administer oaths to representatives for MNPS Board of Education new terms of office

September 1, 2016 Tribute to Chief Justice Aldolpho A. Birch Jr.- Judge Rachel L. Bell

August 29, 2016– General Sessions Court releases 2015/ 2016 YTD Annual Report, Judge Rachel L. Bell, Presiding Judge

August 28, 2016 Statue honors Tennessee Justice Adolpho Birch- Judge Rachel L. Bell,

August 27, 2016 Chief Justice A.A. Birch Statue Unveiled

August 25, 2016Judge Rachel L. Bell heads Birch Justice Center Commemorative Statue Committee

August 15, 2016Press Release – General Sessions Court Featured by the Tennessee Administrative Office of Courts for success of Community Court Clinic that served over 250 at Expungement Clinic

August 10, 2016Press Release – Davidson County General Sessions Expungement Clinic Brings Court to the Community with Judge Rachel L. Bell

August 10, 2016Davidson County General Sessions  Judge Rachel L. Bell host Expungement Clinic Bringing Court To The Community

July 29, 2016Judge Rachel Bell to serve as a panelist for Davidson County Sheriff’s Office 3rd Annual Lifecycle Conference

June 30, 2016 Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and Diversity Lawyer Institute (DLI) members participate in successful Expungement clinic with Judge Rachel L. Bell

June 5, 2016Juneteenth Freedom Fair & Expungement Clinic with Judge Rachel L. Bell with The Village Church at Fifty Forward, Madison Location on June 18, 2016

April 18, 2016Press Release – The General Sessions Court Presiding Judge Rachel L. Bell to teach Alive at 25 Driver’s Education Class to MNPS High School Seniors at Whites Creek High School

March 24, 2016 Nashville Judge Rachel Bell, Doesn’t Let Type I Diabetes Hold Her Back

November 12, 2015Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee host A.C.E. Leadership Conference with Judge Rachel L. Bell as the Keynote Speaker

September 17, 2015Class action expungement proposal taken under advisement by Judge Rachel L. Bell that could benefit 128,000 Nashvillians

September 17, 2015Judge Bell, Keynote Speaker at Signature Healthcare Senior Olympics at Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation Center at Bordeaux

September 16, 2015Class Action Motion before Judge Rachel Bell, Could Expunge 350,000 Charges for 128,000 Nashville Residents

September 5, 2014 Judge Rachel Bell swears in the new and returning members of the MNPS Board of Education

June 29, 2015General Sessions Court releases 2014/ 2015 YTD Annual Report, Judge Rachel L. Bell, Presiding Judge

December 12, 2014J.U.M.P. hosts Christmas Extravaganza and Judge Bell receives The Candlelight Award

August 29, 2014Press Release- Judge Bell elected to serve one year term as Presiding Judge by peers

August 15, 2014Democrats win big in Davidson County, Judge Rachel L. Bell re-elected to 2nd term of office

April 26, 2014Judge Rachel Bell receives MTSU- Community Advocate Award at Inaugural Women of Character, Courage & Commitment Gala

March 21, 2014Legal Aid Society kicks off Campaign for Equal Justice, Judge Bell serves as Judicial Co-Chair

January 17, 2014IMF holds 2014 Installation of new officers with Judge Rachel Bell administering the oaths of office

June 14, 2013Judge Rachel L. Bell sponsors Bordeaux Neighborhood Beautification and Cleanup with Community Court Return Docket

May 24, 2013Press Release – Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Rachel L. Bell is sponsoring a Bordeaux Community Beautification and Cleanup Planning Meeting for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm at Metro’s North Police Precinct 2231 26th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208.

January 4, 2013NAACP Nashville Branch new officers and committee members sworn in by Judge Rachel L. Bell