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Tennessee Judiciary Report (Fiscal Year 2016 – 2017) Shows Tennessee Case Filings Continue to Decline

Posted on Dec 9 2018 4:15PM by Attorney, Jason A. Lee

Every year the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts issues a report on the Tennessee judiciary that provides useful statistics for case filings and results Tennessee.  The most recent report is the one for fiscal year 2016 – 2017 (covering July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).  As with every year, there is a significant delay from the end of the fiscal year and the time we actually obtain the annual report.  This report confirms the longstanding trends in the law in Tennessee – especially in the Circuit court filings.  There is now a longstanding trend downward in the case filings in both Circuit and Chancery courts since at least 2005 (although Chancery Court has stabilized over the last 2 years) this year, Circuit court even had a more drastic drop in filings.   


The statistics show a continued decrease in the filing of Tennessee Circuit Court cases.  This decrease has accelerated in recent years.  The total number of case filings for Tennessee Circuit Courts from 2005 to 2017 are as follows:


            2005 – 2006                                                                  67,090

            2006 – 2007                                                                  64,837

            2007 – 2008                                                                  62,204

            2008 – 2009                  &nb...

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Jason A. Lee is a Member of Burrow Lee, PLLC. He practices in all areas of defense litigation inside and outside of Tennessee.

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