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 13, 2021
U.S. District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw welcomed to Nashville a banquet hall full of female judges from across the United States and far-off corners of the world to the 43rd Annual National...
October 11, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider two applicants for the circuit court vacancy in the 29th judicial district, which includes Lake and Dyer counties. This vacancy was created by the...
October 8, 2021
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced two key judicial appointments.“These two qualified Tennesseans will bring valuable experience to their respective roles,” said Governor Lee. “I’m honored...
October 7, 2021
Federal Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today was bestowed the 39th annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award, the highest...
September 28, 2021
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Circuit Court Judge in the 29th Judicial District, which covers Dyer and Lake counties. This vacancy was created by the retirement...

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