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.

June 14, 2021
Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge Lynda Jones was awarded Nashville Cable’s Spirit of Leadership award on June 9, 2021. The Spirit of Leadership Award recognizes a Cable member who...
May 18, 2021
Medical debt is an unwelcome burden with lasting repercussions for millions of Americans each year. Thankfully, the Hamilton County General Sessions Court is at the forefront of a new program that...
April 1, 2021
When looking back at the history of women in the Tennessee judiciary, one often overlooked name is that of the state’s first woman county judge: DeKalb County’s Kate M. Drake. Overall, Judge Drake...