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.

July 26, 2016
A statue of Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr., will be dedicated August 27 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Justice A.A. Birch Building in downtown Nashville.Justice Adolpho Birch was the...
July 25, 2016
Tennessee ranks ninth in United States for providing access to its courts, according to the 2016 Justice Index, a nationwide study that ranks states according to their adoption of selected best...
July 22, 2016
From the Tullahoma NewsThe Coffee County Drug Court program keeps growing. Seventeen participants graduated on July 6 – the largest number of graduates since the program’s beginning over a decade ago...
July 20, 2016
The statewideIndigent Representation Task Force will hear from the public at meetings to be held next week in Nashville and next month in Franklin.The task force has traveled throughout the state on...
July 7, 2016
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider 11 applicants when it meets August 8, 2016 in Memphis to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby County....
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