Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 17: Judges and Chancellors

Chapter 4: Judicial Nomination and Performance Evaluation

Part 1: Judicial Nomination

17-04-0101: Legislative purpose and intent.
17-04-0102: Judicial nominating commission -- Establishment -- Membership -- Appointments -- Application for commission membership.
17-04-0103: Membership requirements.
17-04-0104: Salaried office holders, political party officers, lobbyists ineligible -- Exception.
17-04-0105: Beginning of terms of members -- Organization -- When chief justice unable to preside -- Bylaws and rules -- Employment of clerical help.
17-04-0106: Terms of members.
17-04-0107: Vacancies on commission.
17-04-0108: Service of members without compensation -- Expenses.
17-04-0109: Judicial vacancies -- Public meeting of commission -- Notice -- Interviews with candidates -- Additional meetings -- Voting -- Certification of nominees.
17-04-0110: Qualifications of judicial nominees.
17-04-0111: Members of commission ineligible for judicial nominations.
17-04-0112: Judicial appointments from nominees from commission -- Expiration of terms.
17-04-0113: Appointments by governor if commission does not furnish list of nominees -- Expiration of terms.
17-04-0114: Declaration of candidacy to fill unexpired term -- Election -- Ballot -- Declaration of candidacy not timely filed.
17-04-0115: Declaration of candidacy for reelection for full term -- Time of filing -- Exception -- Form of ballot -- Rejection of candidate -- Appointment.
17-04-0116: Failure to seek reelection -- Nomination and appointment subject to election -- Exception -- Rejection of candidate -- Appointment.
17-04-0117: Duties of administrative office of the courts.
17-04-0118: Trial court judges -- Appointments -- Expiration of terms -- Elections.
17-04-0119: Transfer of rules, procedures, records, reports, functions and duties to successor entities.
17-04-0120: Continuance or postponement of proceedings if member of judicial nominating commission absent.