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Edward L. Stanton, Jr.  
General Sessions Court
Title: Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk

A Note about the Clerk:

Edward L. Stanton, Jr., was appointed Interim General Sessions Court Clerk of Shelby County, Tennessee on August 08, 2011.  For an entire year, he managed and stabilized the Clerk’s office through a period of transition.  Interim Clerk Stanton then ran a successful campaign and Shelby County voters elected him the General Sessions Court Clerk on August 2, 2012.

Edward “Ed” Stanton, Jr., acquired a wealth of knowledge in over 30 plus years of service with the General Sessions Clerk’s Office.  He is now utilizing his professional experience and public service skills to bring the General Sessions Clerk’s Office to the “cutting edge” of technology.  He aims to create a more customer service oriented office by focusing on customer needs.

Clerk Stanton, a life-long Memphian, celebrates 49 years of marriage to Ruth Johnson Stanton.  He is an active member of The Temple Church Of God In Christ.

A Note from the Clerk:

Thank you for visiting the website of the General Sessions Court Clerk.  I am honored to serve you and all the citizens of Shelby County as the Clerk of Court.  Allow me to draw your attention to some subtle, but significant, changes being made in the Clerk’s Office:

Website Upgrade: 

In January 2014, the Office of the General Sessions Clerk launched a new website featuring a new design with user-friendly interfaces.

Civil Division Computer Software Upgrade:             

In October 2014, we upgraded our case management system to better process the high volume of filings attendant to Tennessee’s largest Court Clerk’s Office.

Our Criminal Division Computer Software Install:               

In 2015, we are collaborating with law enforcement, judicial and legal entities to install a “new” case management system that will integrate common databases and improve daily operations.

Our Digital Court Docket Display:

In January 2015, we changed the Civil Division’s public display of our daily court docket from a paper display to a full color digital display.  This display is truly friendly to individuals with optical or vision challenges.  The Criminal Division is targeted next.

A Note to the Clerk:

Your thoughts are important to us.  Let us know how we can better serve your needs by contacting our Civil or Criminal Division Administrators.  Again, thank you for allowing me to serve as your Clerk.



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