Administration Office

According to the Metro Charter, the office of the court administrator assists the presiding judge with the improvement in the efficiency and operation of the Metropolitan General Sessions Court. These duties, include but are not limited to, the following: budget and fiscal management, personnel management, office automation management, manage multiple courtrooms’ digital recording system, assist in resolving court facility issues, court interpretative services coordination, manage supplemental court security personnel, and preparation of the annual report.

Overview of Principal Services

  • Daily manage the Court’s budget for FY 2014 of $10,683,400 with a total of 110 court personnel
  • Review, oversee, and/or  process various Metro Electronic Business system transactions:
    • Over 1,000 payment transactions totaling $638,000
    • Over 2,500 revenue transactions totaling over $3.8 million
    • Over 150 separate payroll, human resources, and employee benefit related transactions for over a $7.0 million payroll
  • The estimated number of Metro government and court related emails received and acted upon by all services:  Over 35,000
  • The estimated number of total phone calls handled in 2013 by all services: Over 14,000
  • Number of in-court language interpretations coordinated from over 576 email requests: 8,705
  • Provide supplemental security in the public hallways and in courtrooms:
    • Over 300,000 litigants were monitored
    • Serious security related incidents: 12
    • Medical incidents reported: 7
    • Prisoners transported: 250
  • Manage Master Calendar for all Courtrooms for special hearings/events: 66
  • The number of web e-mails received from the public and acted upon: 207
  • The number of General Services work orders submitted by the Court Administration office: 183
  • The number of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations made: 34
    • 22 Criminal docket related
    • 12 Civil and/or Traffic related
    • 0 MTMHI


General Sessions Court
Administration Office
Justice A.A. Birch
408 2nd Ave. N.
Suite 1140
P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: (615) 862-8317

Warner Hassell – Court Administrator

Gina Fox – Assistant to the Administrator