Judicial Application Information

When there is a trial or appellate court vacancy, the official notice will be posted on this site.

Where there is a vacancy to be filled, the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments reviews and recommends applicants for the governor’s consideration. The governor may then appoint one of the recommended applicants to fill the vacancy. Appellate court judges also must be confirmed by the Legislature.

For more information about the nomination process, please read the judicial application instructions.

To apply for a vacancy, interested candidates must complete the application questionnaire and waiver. The application and waiver can be downloaded below.

Judicial Application and Waiver - Word



Court of Criminal Appeals - Western Division

30th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice