Judicial Application Information


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 Commission on 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. For more information about the nomination process, please read the judicial application instructions.

To apply for a vacancy, interested candidates must complete the application questionnaire and waiver. The application and waiver can be downloaded in various formats below.

Judicial Application Instructions

Judicial Application - Word

Judicial Application - PDF

Judicial Application Waiver - Word

Judicial Application Waiver - PDF



Tennessee Supreme Court (appointment announced 4/3/2014)

Court of Appeals

Court of Criminal Appeals