Circuit, Criminal, Chancery & Business 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.

August 22, 2017
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) launched a one-time court security grant program effective August 18, 2017. The AOC received $2 million in one-time funds appropriated by the Tennessee...
August 22, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets September 15, 2017, in Murfreesboro to select nominees for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 16th Judicial...
August 21, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider seven applicants when it meets September 14, 2017 in Nashville to select nominees for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 20th Judicial District –...
August 14, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 17th Judicial District – Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, and Moore Counties. The 17th District...
August 3, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider nine applicants when it meets August 30, 2017 in Chattanooga to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 11th Judicial District – Hamilton...
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