Judicial Commissioner Application

VACANCY NOTICE AND APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONER  

Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 40-1-111, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications to appoint a Judicial Commissioner on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 3:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Commission Chambers, Lobby of the Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building, 160 N. Main, Memphis, Tennessee, for the purpose of appointing to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the now Honorable Judge Danielle Mitchell Sims. Interviews for the position will be conducted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in the Shelby County Commission Chambers, Lobby of the Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building, 160 N. Main, Memphis, Tennessee at a time to be determined. 

Pursuant to T.C.A. Sec. 40-1-111, “…to be eligible for appointment and service as a judicial commissioner a person must be licensed to practice law in this state” T.C.A. Sec. 40-1-111(a)(1)(C) and because a judicial commissioner is an “office” as defined by T.C.A. Sec. 8-48-101, the applicants must also be a resident of Shelby County. Op.Atty. Gen. No. 97-016, Feb. 20, 1997.

An application and background check are required of all applicants seeking this office. Any citizen interested in applying for the Judicial Commissioner position must submit an application online or in-person in the Shelby County Board of Commissioners office located in the Vasco Smith Administration Building, 160 N. Main Street, Suite 600, Memphis, Tennessee 38103. The deadline for ALL applications (online or delivered in person) is Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 4:30 PM.

            Applications delivered should be addressed to the attention of:

                        TO:      Commissioner Eddie S. Jones, Jr.,
                                     General Government Chairman
                                      Vasco Smith Administration Building
                                      60 N. Main Street, Suite 600
                                     Memphis, TN 38103

Please use this link to submit your online application:    CLICK HERE 

Please use this link to download a printable application: CLICK HERE

Please use this link to view qualifications:    CLICK HERE