Shelby County Circuit Court

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Alert:

PLAN TO RE-OPEN IN-COURT PROCEEDINGS FOR MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TN COURTS:

The Shelby County Circuit Court will not conduct jury trials before October 5, 2020. Contact the division courtroom clerk to reschedule all jury trials for a date no earlier than October 2020. All dates are subject to change, depending on when in-person proceedings can be conducted safely.

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The Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk's Office is returning to normal operating hours. While we are returning to normal operations, we will be practicing social distancing for the safety of the public and our staff. Please continue to use e-filing and we have installed a Dropbox* located outside of RM 224 on the second floor.
 
*If you leave any filings in the Dropbox, make sure they are in a sealed envelope with your name, case number, a contact number and an email address(if possible) written on it.
 
Please stay safe and maintain social distancing.
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Uncontested Divorces and Motions webpages are now accessible but have a maximum number of cases per day.
Please check
divisions preferences.

If no preferences are posted, contact the division clerk via that divisions email.

*Contact information for individual divisions is provided on this website.  
  

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Notice of Supreme Court's Order
Suspension of In-Person Court Proceedings and Extension of Deadlines

03-13-20 TSC Order

03-25-20 TSC Continuation Order

04-24-20 TSC Continuation Order 

05-26-20 TSC Continuation Order

With regard to deadlines, please refer to those Orders.

For more information: https://www.tncourts.gov

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Division Specific Notes:

Division 2: All Cases scheduled on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 and Friday, July 24, 2020 will not be heard and  shall be rescheduled through counsel/pro-se litigant to a future date. We do apologize for any inconvenience.

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 The Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk's Office is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are coordinating with City, County, State, and Federal agencies.

You, the people of Shelby County, are our number one priority.

 If you plan on visiting one of our offices and have symptoms of an illness, please contact our office via phone at (901) 222-3802 and we will attempt to service your court needs remotely to reduce the likelihood of spreading a contagion.

And remember to wash your hands.


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Organization and Responsibilities:

Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction consisting of nine judges presiding over nine divisions. The court hears a variety of civil cases, including:

  • Appeals from lower courts
  • Auto accident
  • Breach of Contract
  • Condemnation
  • Divorce
  • Medical malpractice
  • Minor settlement
  • Name Change
  • Personal injury
  • Worker's compensation
  • Wrongful death

Approximately 5,500 cases are filed in Circuit Court annually.

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Holiday Office Closures:

January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day
January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2020 - Presidents Day (Courts will be closed, Clerk offices will be open)
April 3, 2020 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Day (Observed)
April 10, 2020 - Good Friday
May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 - Independence Day (Observed)
September 7, 2020 - Labor Day
November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day
November 26 and 27, 2020 - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 and 25, 2020 - Christmas Holiday
 

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