This section of the website offers information, forms and other resources for judges, clerks and administrative staff for the Tennessee court system. For additional assistance or questions, please contact the Administrative Office of the Courts at 615-741-2687.
When there is a trial or appellate court vacancy, the official notice will be posted on this site.
Where there is a vacancy to be filled, the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments reviews and recommends applicants for the governor’s consideration. The governor may then appoint one of the recommended applicants to fill the vacancy. Appellate court judges also must be confirmed by the Legislature.
To apply for a vacancy, interested candidates must complete the application questionnaire and waiver. The application and waiver can be downloaded below.