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Chancery Court of Hamilton County
Courthouse
201 West 7th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Part I Monday Motions Docket Part II Monday Motions Docket

Courts
CHANCERY COURT, PART I
Frank Brown - Chancellor


Sarah Norris - Secretary
209-7380
Room 311
CHANCERY COURT, PART II
Jeff Atherton - Chancellor

Terryl James - Secretary
209-7385
Room 311


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Chancery Court Offices
S. Lee Akers, Clerk & Master
Room 300

Clerk and Master......................209-6600
209-6601 fax
Back Tax Clerk........................209-6606
Guardianship/Conservatorship ..209-6610
Probate Clerk...........................209-6615

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

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A complete list of current forms is maintained by the Clerk & Master. Click here for the list.


From the Desk of
S. Lee Akers,
Clerk and Master,
Chancery Court





CHANCERY & CIRCUIT COURT JURISDICTION

Chancery Court jurisdiction may be divided into i) Equitable or Inherent and ii) Statutory. As Gibson's states, Equitable jurisdiction "is to include all of those matters, whether purely equitable in their nature or having characteristics both equitable or legal, jurisdiction over which is derived exclusively or chiefly from their inherent or original powers as Courts of Equity; and [Statutory] to include all of those matters, whether equitable in their characteristics or purely legal in their nature, jurisdiction over which is derived exclusively or chiefly from our statutes." [Gibson's Suits In Chancery, 5th Ed., p.24.]

See Gibson's at page 26 for a statement of Chancery's inherent jurisdiction. Listed are 33 areas. [Gibson's Suits In Chancery, 5th Ed., pp 26-28.]

THE MAXIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF JURISDICTION AND ADJUDICATION
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