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Presiding Judge Rachel L. Bell 2014-2016

Mission Statement

Metropolitan General Sessions Court is committed to excellence in administering justice and is a contributing partner working toward a safe and vital community in Nashville-Davidson County

Overview

The Metropolitan General Sessions Court of Nashville-Davidson County is a high volume limited jurisdiction Court that hears civil, misdemeanor, felony, traffic, environmental, and metropolitan ordinance violations. This Court is served by 11 judges that are elected to an eight year term. There are also 5 law-trained judicial commissioners that handle the probable cause hearings in the issuance of a criminal warrant and 1 referee that handles the environmental cases and other non-traffic metro ordinance violations.