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.

January 13, 2022
The Tennessee judiciary is mourning the loss of retired Judge Barbara Jean Norman Haynes, who passed away on January 13 at the age of 84.  Judge Haynes served on the bench for 29 years and...
December 27, 2021
The Judges Making a Difference Award recognizes recovery court judges who give it their all. McNairy County General Sessions Judge Van D. McMahan and 22nd Judicial District Judge David Allen were...
December 7, 2021
Four Tennessee judges recently attended the 15th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues, sponsored by the Law & Economics Center (LEC) of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law...