TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 24, 2020

The Tennessee Supreme Court today extended deadlines and limits on in-person court proceedings. The order limits in-person proceedings through May 31 and jury trials through July 3. It also directs the judges in each judicial district to develop a comprehensive written plan to either (1) gradually begin conducting in-person court proceedings (other than jury trials) in some non-emergency matters or (2) continue to abide by the court’s guidelines and restrictions set forth in the March 25 order. In addition, the order encourages usage of electronic signatures and remote notaries and asks courts not to issue eviction orders and to limit any new garnishments. Finally, deadlines set forth in court rules, statutes, ordinances, administrative rules, orders of protection or temporary injunctions set to expire before May 31 have been extended through June 5, with some limited exceptions. Read the full order.