Hamilton County Gets New Rules of Court

The five Hamilton County General Sessions Court judges have collaborated to publish the first revision of local court rules since 1966, the Chattanoogan reports. Judges Christie Sell, David Bales, Clarence Shattuck, Lila Statom and Gary Starnes drafted the comprehensive rewrite to achieve "uniformity and to inform all persons having business before the court of the requirements regarding procedures, dress-code and appropriate conduct." The rules take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Copies are available in the General Sessions Court Office on the second floor of the City County Courts Building and are reprinted in the paper’s story.