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.

October 16, 2014
Governor Bill Haslam has selected Oscar C Carr, III of Memphis to be a chancellor in the 30th Judicial District.Carr replaces Kenny Armstrong, who was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals...
October 15, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on October 15, 2014 in Columbia to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 22nd...
September 30, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on September 30, 2014 in Franklin to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 21st...
September 26, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider eight applicants when it meets October 15 in Columbia to select nominees for the vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court...
September 10, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on September 10, 2014 in Memphis to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Chancellor vacancy in the 30th Judicial...
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