Circuit, Criminal, Chancery & Business Courts

Tennessee’s 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts. Within each district are Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts, as provided by the state constitution. Some districts also have legislatively established Criminal Courts and Probate Courts. Judges of these courts are elected to 8-year terms. Learn more here.

May 22, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for a new circuit court judge in the 19th Judicial District – Montgomery and Robertson counties. The vacancy was created...
May 4, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on May 4, 2015 in Johnson City to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st...
April 30, 2015
In videos featured at the Business Court launch April 23 in Nashville, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell both lauded the launch of Tennessee's first business court. Watch them...
April 29, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Chancery Court Judge vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby County. The vacancy was created by the death...
April 23, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle launched the state’s first Business Court to the business and legal communities at a gathering in...
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