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.

April 5, 2017
Today, theTennessee Supreme Court announced that it is launching Phase 2 of the Tennessee Business Court Docket Pilot Project, building on the unprecedented success of the initial phase of the...
March 29, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District – Sullivan County. Judge R. Jerry Beck has informed the governor that...
March 10, 2017
Electronic case filing is now available in Davidson County Chancery Court. Attorneys started e-filing soon after the soft launch of the Court’s e-filing system on March 1, 2017. “On behalf of the...
February 6, 2017
From The TennesseanDANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Judge Duane Slone has observed the arc of the opioid crisis firsthand since painkiller addiction began taking ahold of lives in the rural northeast...
January 30, 2017
From the Knoxville News-SentinelWhen the opiate epidemic came calling in his rural five-county jurisdiction, one East Tennessee judge admits he was caught unaware.“In 2000, 2001, I had a friend come...
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