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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Shelby County General Sessions Court - Criminal as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Shelby County, Tennessee, and resources applicable to all courts in Tennessee.
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Shelby County Criminal Court Cases
Search Shelby County criminal case history, attorney information, calender/docket information, traffic tickets and other case information by party name and other various search options.
Shelby County General Sessions Civil Case Records
Search Shelby County General Sessions civil case records by name, case type, and filing date range. Search judgments by name, satisfied status, and judgment date range. Search case information and activities by case ID and docket filing date range.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search or view Tennessee Attorney General opinions from 2000 to current.
View Tennessee judicial ethics opinions from 1997 - present and ethics opinions from the Board of Professional Responsibility.
Forms and related information
Shelby County General Sessions Court Civil Forms
View and download Shelby County General Sessions Court civil forms.
Shelby County General Sessions Court Criminal Forms
View and download Shelby County General Sessions Court criminal forms.
Parenting Plan Forms and Instructions
Parenting Plan and other parenting forms are available with instructions. Child Support Guideline information is also available.
Tennessee Trial Court Forms
View standardized court forms and General Sessions forms organized alphabetically by form name. Available forms include civil, criminal, protection order, fee waiver, subpoena and other uniform court forms. Search by form type at the top of the page.
Online fine payments
Pay Shelby County Returned Check Fees
Pay Shelby County returned check fees online by reference ID. A convenience fee applies.
Shelby County General Sessions Court Criminal Division Payments
Pay Shelby County General Sessions Court Criminal Division traffic tickets and other court fees online.
Self help, legal research, general information
How to Get a Person Out of Jail in Shelby County
Read the procedures for getting somebody out of jail in Shelby County.
Shelby County Criminal Expungement Program
View information about eligibility for the Shelby County Criminal Expungement program.
Shelby County Drug Court Information
Find information about the Shelby County Drug Court, an alternative court for non-violent offenders affected by addiction.
Shelby County Environmental Court
View information about Shelby County Environmental Court, a specialized court handling health code, housing code, disease control, air and water pollution, and building and zoning matters.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Tennessee, including local programs and housing counseling agencies, financial assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
Parenting Plan Information
View information about Tennessee parenting plans.
Child Support Services
The Tennessee Department of Human Services offers legal information and services related to child support, including how to apply for services and how to make online payments.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Tennessee alternative dispute resolution and mediation procedures.
Tennessee Court Rules
View Tennessee Court Rules, including Rules of Evidence, Rules of Procedure and links to local court rules.
Tennessee Court Self Help Center
View the Tennessee Court's Self Help Center, providing self-help information for many areas of law including: family law, trial and criminal court, estate and probate, small claims and traffic and city issues.
Search the Tennessee Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Tennessee Driver Services Division offers information drivers' licenses and motor vehicle laws.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Shelby County Public Defender
View information about the Shelby County Public Defender's Office, which provides criminal defense services to defendants who cannot afford to hire a private attorney.
Tennessee Indigent Defense Information
View information about the Tennessee Indigent Defense Program, which provides representation to those constitutionally entitled to counsel, but who cannot afford an attorney.
Attorney Discipline Records
The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility provides recent public disciplinary actions against attorneys in reverse chronological order, including title of action, attorney number, and attorney name.
Complaints About Attorneys
The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility provides information about its Consumer Assistance Program, answers to frequently asked questions, instructions for filing a complaint, and online and printable complaint forms.
Find a Tennessee Lawyer
View information about finding a lawyer in Tennessee, including links to lawyer referral services, free legal services and general information related to working with an attorney.
Find Tennessee Attorneys
The Board of Professional Responsibility offers an online search for attorneys licensed in Tennessee. Search options include name, city, county, Board of Professional Responsibility number, and status. Search results include public disciplinary actions, if applicable.