General Sessions Courts

General Sessions Court jurisdiction varies from county to county based on state laws and private acts. Every county is served by this court of limited jurisdiction, which hears both civil and criminal cases. Learn more here.

March 5, 2014
Sullivan County General Sessions Judge William A. "Bill" Watson died last week after an extended illness. Judge Williams,74, was first elected in 1998.More information and a complete obituary are...
January 22, 2014
The Office of Gov. Bill Haslam is taking applications for a special judge for the General Sessions Court in Sullivan County. The need for a special judge is created by Judge William A. Watson’s...
September 26, 2013
The Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference (TGSJC) presented the inaugural Judge Leon Ruben Awards in recognition of outstanding service and accomplishment by General Sessions judges.Judge...
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