Administrative Office of the Courts

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) provides support to the Tennessee Supreme Court and the entire state court system. The director, appointed by the Supreme Court, is administrative officer for the courts and oversees the AOC.

Duties of the office include:


April 1, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming appeals court vacancies created by Court of Appeals Judge Holly M. Kirby’s appointment to the...
March 18, 2014
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two grants.  The deadline for both grants is April 11. More information is available here: Application for...
January 17, 2014
The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission met Friday, January 17 and voted to recommend the following justices and judges for retention in the August 2014 general election:Supreme Court:Justice...
January 13, 2014
The Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation announced today that an anonymous donor has made the largest single gift in the history of the organization  in honor and memory of the late Donald...
December 11, 2013
William E. “Bill” Young, former Solicitor General of Tennessee, has joined the Administrative Office of the Courts as the Administrative Director.Young was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court in...
December 5, 2013
The Tennessee Judiciary Museum is celebrating its one-year anniversary with several new exhibits and the launch of a website devoted to the museum.The museum has added exhibits detailing several...
November 21, 2013
The judiciary is among the many attorneys, law students and others who are mourning the death of Donald Paine this week.Paine, a founding member of Paine, Tarwaters and Bickers was a prolific speaker...


Administrative Office of the Courts
511 Union Street
Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 741-2687
Fax: (615) 741-6285 

Administrative Director

Bill Young

William E. “Bill” Young is the Administrative Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Young was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2013 to direct an office of approximately 75 people who provide administrative support to the trial and appellate judges and courts across the state.

Young served as solicitor general in the Tennessee Attorney General’s office for more than two years prior to his appointment at the AOC.

The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed Young in 2009 to serve on the Access to Justice Commission, which he still serves on today. Young was a member of the Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission from 2009 to August 2011, and was chair of the commission from August 2010 to August 2011.

Prior to joining the attorney general’s office, Young was senior vice president, chief compliance officer, and general counsel of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He also worked previously as assistant attorney general and senior counsel in the attorney general’s office, was deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, president of Hospital Alliance of Tennessee, general counsel for the Tennessee Hospital Association, and university counsel for Vanderbilt University. Young also worked in private practice and was a law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Paine.

Young received his bachelor of arts cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he also earned his juris doctor in 1981.

Young is a native of Clarksville. Young’s wife, Jane, serves as general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Health. The couple live in Nashville and have one daughter, Beth, who is pursuing a master’s degree in accounting at Wake Forest University.

Young currently serves as vice chair on the board of directors of Park Center in Nashville and is incoming chairperson. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, the Inns of Court, and the American Health Lawyers Association.