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The Court System in Tennessee

Tennessee Courts

The Tennessee court system is made up of the Supreme Court, appellate courts, trial courts, and courts with limited jurisdiction. Limited jurisdiction means these courts can only hear certain legal issues. These are the general sessions courts, juvenile courts, and municipal courts.

There is a court clerk for each type of court. The court clerks schedule hearings, accept filings, and do other support work for their court. The Administrative Office of the Courts supports the Supreme Court and the entire court system.