Circuit, Criminal & Chancery Courts

Tennessee’s 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts. Within each district are Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts, as provided by the state constitution. Some districts also have legislatively established Criminal Courts and Probate Courts. Judges of these courts are elected to 8-year terms. Learn more here.

September 10, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on September 10, 2014 in Memphis to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Chancellor vacancy in the 30th Judicial...
September 2, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court – Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne...
August 27, 2014
Appellate, trial, general sessions, juvenile, and municipal judges from across the state of Tennessee attended a weeklong training earlier this month in Murfreesboro.More than 100 judges participated...
August 26, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 21st Judicial District –Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Williamson counties....
August 25, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider 15 applicants when it meets September 10 in Memphis to select nominees for the chancery court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District,...
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