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.

September 3, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James R. Newsom III of Memphis as Chancellor in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County.Newsom replaces Oscar C. “Bo” Carr III, who died...
September 1, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments has extended the deadline for applications for the Criminal Court judge vacancy in the 9th Judicial District – Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane...
August 25, 2015
From WJHL: Governor Haslam was in downtown Jonesborough Friday to swear in James Edwin Lauderback as the Circuit Court Judge of the First Judicial District.“It is a great honor to appoint him and it...
July 28, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Criminal Court judge vacancy in the 9th Judicial District – Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane counties. The...
July 23, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met in Chattanooga to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of a second slate of applicants for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 11th Judicial...
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