Marshall County Circuit Court Clerk

302 Marshall County Courthouse
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone 931-359-0536
Fax 931-359-0543
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Elinor Foster, Circuit Court Clerk

Circuit Court Clerk's Duties

The Clerk's Office assists the circuit court judges in the execution of their judicial duties by preparing, recording, and maintaining court orders, subpoenas, and pleadings. The Clerk's Office also manages the Court's docket and juries. Case-related information and court documents are provided to state, local, and federal agencies as well as to the general public, attorneys, litigants, and the media.

The Circuit Court Clerk oversees the civil and criminal parts of the Circuit, General Sessions and Juvenile Courts. The Clerk's office consists of five, full-time deputy clerks.

The Circuit Court is responsible for empanelling the jury for jury trials. All perspective jurors are selected from individuals who are at least 18 years old, must be a resident of Marshall County for one year, and in possession of a valid Tennessee driver's license. The list is obtained from the Department of Safety.

The Courts

Part 1 of the Circuit Court handles all felony cases as well as misdemeanor appeals from the General Sessions and Juvenile Courts. The General Sessions Court handles writs, garnishments, money and contract disputes. Circuit Court has exclusive original jurisdiction for all law cases exceeding $15,000.

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. National holidays are observed. With the exception of Juvenile Court, all records of the Court System are public and assessable through diligent search or through private investigation.

 
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