General Sessions Courts

General Sessions Court jurisdiction varies from county to county based on state laws and private acts. Every county is served by this court of limited jurisdiction, which hears both civil and criminal cases. Learn more here.

November 16, 2017
The 58th Annual Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference was held this fall in Jackson, Tennessee. Judges from across the state gathered together to hear valuable educational sessions such as...
November 14, 2017
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Brooklynn M. Townsend as special judge for the General Sessions Court of Polk County.Townsend’s appointment fills a temporary vacancy due to the...
August 23, 2017
The 2017 edition of the Criminal Justice Handbook is now available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The handbook contains more than 600 pages of Tennessee criminal statutes and court...
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