Judicial Offices

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT JUDGE (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101;
  • Shall be thirty-five (35) years of age, a resident of the state for five (5) years.
  • Shall be learned in the law, evidenced by being authorized to practice law in the courts of Tennessee.

TENNESSEE COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8–18–101;
  • Shall be thirty (30) years of age, a resident of the state for five (5) years.
  • Shall be learned in the law, evidenced by being authorized to practice law in the courts of Tennessee.
  • Shall reside in the grand division of the state from which they seek election.

TENNESSEE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS JUDGE (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101; and
  • Shall be a citizen of the United States, thirty (30) years of age, a resident of the state for five (5) years.
  • Shall be learned in the law, evidenced by being authorized to practice law in the courts of Tennessee.
  • Shall reside in the grand division of the state from which they seek election.

 

CHANCELLOR (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101;
  • Shall be thirty (30) years of age and shall before the election, have been a resident of the State for five (5) years and of the circuit or district one (1) year.
  • Shall be learned in the law, evidenced by being authorized to practice law in the courts of Tennessee.

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE / CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101; and
  • Shall be thirty (30) years of age and shall before the election, have been a resident of the State for five (5) years and of the circuit or district one (1) year.
  • Shall be learned in the law, evidenced by being authorized to practice law in the courts of Tennessee.

GENERAL SESSIONS JUDGE (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101; and
  • Shall be thirty (30) years of age and shall before the election, have been a resident of the state for five (5) years and of the circuit or district one (1) year.
  • Shall be licensed to practice law in this state.

 

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101; and
  • Shall have been a resident of the State five (5) years, and of the circuit or district one (1) year.

 

 

DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDER (8 YEAR TERM)

  • Basic qualifications of TCA 8-18-101; and
  • Shall be a duly licensed attorney admitted to the practice of law in this state, and shall have been a resident of the state for five (5) years and of the judicial district for one (1) year.