TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 8, 2018

The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued five orders amending rules that will become effective July 1, subject to approval by resolutions of the General Assembly. The court amended the Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rule 3, appeal as of right: availability; method of initiation; and Rule 4, appeal as of right: time for filing notice of appeal. The court amended the Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 5, initial appearance before magistrate; Rule 16, discovery and inspection; Rule 41, search and seizure; and Rule 49.2, electronic filing, signing or verification. The court amended the Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rule 107, subpoenas; Rule 117, entry of order; Rule 301, initiation of cases; Rule 309, agreed orders; and Rule 310, modification or or relief from judgments or orders. The court amended the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 24, intervention; Rule 47, jurors; Rule 54, judgment and costs. The court amended the Rules of Evidence, Rule 502, limitations on waiver of privileged information or work product.