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.

August 25, 2015
From WJHL: Governor Haslam was in downtown Jonesborough Friday to swear in James Edwin Lauderback as the Circuit Court Judge of the First Judicial District.“It is a great honor to appoint him and it...
July 28, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Criminal Court judge vacancy in the 9th Judicial District – Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane counties. The...
July 23, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met in Chattanooga to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of a second slate of applicants for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 11th Judicial...
July 16, 2015
Chancery Court Judge James F. “Jimmy” Butler was honored with the Tennessee Bar Association’s Justice Frank F. Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award for his outstanding and dedicated service...
July 14, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on July 14, 2015 in Clarksville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the upcoming circuit court vacancy in the 19th...
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