Notice: To All Attorneys Seeking to Levy on “Any and All Accounts” of a Judgment-Debtor

Posted on July 5th, 2017

The creditors’ bar, and pro se judgment-creditors, seeking to levy on “Any and All Accounts” of a judgment-debtor, will hereby be informed, and notice is hereby given to the Memphis Bar Association, that effective July 15, 2017 a garnishment form cannot be submitted to the Shelby County General Sessions Clerk’s Office to institute a levy on funds in “Any and All Accounts” at a “bank” or any banking institution.  

Execution (Levy) Form

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Effective 7/1/17 Fee Schedule of General Sessions Civil Division

Posted on June 30th, 2017

All fees are paid to the General Sessions Civil Court Clerk’s Office at the time of the transaction. All filings are required to be accompanied with payment. Any filings without payment will not be processed.

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Notice of Appeal Effective July 1, 2017

Posted on June 29th, 2017


Beginning July 1, 2017, all Notices of Appeal filed with the Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals or Supreme Court must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts rather than in the office of the Trial Court Clerk. The Rules of Appellate Procedure related to the filing of a Notice of Appeal directed to the Appellate Courts are changing effective July 1, 2017. As of July 1, 2017, the trial court clerks will no longer accept a Notice of Appeal for filing in their office. The Notice of Appeal shall be filed in the office of the Appellate Court Clerk in the grand division in which the trial court from which the appeal arises is located. The locations and mailing addresses of the Appellate Court Clerk’s office for each grand division can be found here.

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Posted on May 15th, 2017

The Honorable Robert L. Childers, Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District in Shelby County, has announced he will retire as of June 30, 2017.

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Office of the Criminal Court Clerk: Courtroom Modernization & ICJIS

Posted on May 10th, 2017

A message from the Office of the Criminal Court Clerk, Thirtieth Judicial District of Tennessee at Memphis, Richard L. DeSaussure, Clerk:

The Criminal Court Clerk is committed to increasing our efficiency and accuracy by finding cooperative, integrated solutions to problems in the Shelby County Criminal Justice System.  

To that ends, we are pleased to announce that we have resolved the problems with the Private Attorney Network so that private attorneys can once again connect to the internet when they are in the Criminal Court Courtrooms.  Please submit your requests online by going to our webpage (http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/2180/Courtroom-Modernization) and clicking on the link in the section labeled, Private Attorney Network. 

Each day, we are publishing a list of cases that were indicted yesterday, as well as a list of all of the cases that have hearing set in the next week in Criminal Court.  Those files (we keep the last ten of each) are online at https://xfer.shelbycountytn.gov/ in the StateCriminalCourtCalendar folder. 

Finally, the Odyssey Portal (https://cjs.shelbycountytn.gov/CJS) is an invaluable tool for researching cases.  You can search for case information based on the Case number, Indictment number, AG Number, R&I number or name, in addition to a few more options.  Please see the Courtroom Modernization link on our website for Tips and Tricks on using the Smart Search feature as well as other enhancements to the Portal as they are rolled out.  

As your Criminal Court Clerk, I take your concerns seriously and want you to know that we continually strive to provide the tools for each of you to be able to vigorously defend the rights that our Constitution describes.

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