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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.

December 08, 2022

The Rutherford & Cannon County Bar Association held a portrait unveiling on December 6 for long-time Rutherford County General Sessions Judge David Loughry. Judge…

October 21, 2022

As a small child growing up in a fairly impoverished neighborhood in Memphis, Deborah Means Henderson had a startling answer to the question of what she wanted to be when…

September 28, 2022

The late Coffee County General Sessions Judge Timothy R. Brock is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Leon Ruben Award for Excellence, presented at the recent General…

September 23, 2022

Former AOC Director Deborah Taylor Tate is the recipient of the 2022 Friend of the Conference Award by the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference. The award is given…

September 01, 2022

Tennessee jurists from Mountain City to Memphis, from Supreme Court justices to general sessions judges, began new eight-year judicial terms today, September 1, 2022. The…