Why You Should
Elect Carlos Bibbs
For Judge Of Circuit Court
I have the judicial temperament and legal experience having practiced law for twenty-four years. As a member of the judiciary, I will represent the diversity our community needs. Most importantly, I am a firm believer in equity and equality under the law.
Why I Am Running For Judge
Diversity in representation matters and restores faith and trust in a legal system serving a wide variety of interests and people of this county. Judges should aspire to affirmatively, honestly, and fairly reconnect law, peace, and civility to the communities they are fortunate enough to serve.
The law must continue to be applied equally, equitably and efficiently regardless of race, age, ethnicity, creed, gender, military status, socio-economic status or sexual orientation. Access to a fair system of justice must exist for everyone in Shelby County.
A Circuit Court judge should maintain the demeanor and temperament suited for the position. I will take the bench with thoughtful and considerate decision-making in mind. As my supporters agree, the Circuit Court bench is where my background and legal experience are best suited to serve Shelby County.
What Is Circuit Court?
Tennessee’s 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts. Within each district are Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts, as provided by the state constitution. Some districts also have legislatively established Criminal Courts and Probate Courts. Judges of these courts are elected to 8-year terms.
CIRCUIT COURT CASES
Circuit Courts are courts of general jurisdiction in Tennessee. Circuit court judges hear civil and criminal cases and appeals of decisions from Juvenile, Municipal, and General Sessions Courts. The jurisdiction of circuit courts often overlaps that of the chancery courts. Criminal cases are tried in circuit court except in districts with separate criminal courts established by the General Assembly.
WHICH COURT ARE YOU RUNNING FOR EXACTLY?
I seek to preside in the Circuit Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District in Shelby County, Tennessee. With your support, I would serve in Division II with eight other elected Circuit Court judges hearing only civil matters more commonly known as lawsuits.