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.

October 8, 2019
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the...
September 30, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today assigned Chancellor Anne C. Martin to hear cases for the Business Court Docket Pilot Project, which seeks to provide all Tennessee businesses and citizens a...
September 24, 2019
The Davidson County Chancery Court Part III was recognized for its contributions to the lives of older Tennesseans recently at a conference of the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging....
September 4, 2019
Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Jennifer King of Carroll County to serve as the Chancellor of the 24th Judicial District. This vacancy was created by the appointment and confirmation...
August 26, 2019
Tennessee Judge Duane Slone is the 2019 recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, one of the highest judicial honors in the country...
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