Circuit, Criminal & Chancery 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.

February 23, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for an upcoming Criminal Court Judge vacancy in Hamilton County as well as a Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 22nd...
February 11, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on February 11, 2015 in Greeneville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 3rd...
January 30, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets February 11 in Greeneville to select nominees for the circuit court vacancy in the 3rd Judicial District...
January 14, 2015
The Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals honored retired Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Burch for his 14 years of service to drug courts. The award was presented at the group's annual...
November 18, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday appointed J. Russell Parkes of Columbia as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District.Parkes replaces Judge Robert L. Holloway, Jr., who took a seat on the...
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