Experienced practitioners know that criminal cases in Tennessee are governed by a bundle of authorities: Constitutions (both U.S. and Tennessee); Case Law (both U.S. and Tennessee); the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure; the Tennessee Rules of Evidence; and the topic of this post, Local Rules.  Local Rules of Practice are Rules a Judge (or group of Judges) set forth for his or her court(s), and a good trial practitioner will keep a Judge’s Local Rules in Mind when practicing in front of that Judge.  Here are a listing of some Local Rules in the Eastern Tennessee area:

Anderson County Circuit, Chancery, Probate, and Criminal Court;

Anderson County Juvenile Court;

Blount County Circuit and Chancery Court;

Grainger County Chancery Court;

Grainger County – Local Rules of Criminal Practice and Procedure of the Circuit Court;

Jefferson County Chancery Court;

Jefferson County – Local Rules of Criminal Practice and Procedure of the Circuit Court;

Knox County Criminal Court;

Knox County General Sessions Court;

Loudon County Circuit, Chancery, and Criminal Court;

Roane County Circuit, Chancery, and Criminal Court;

Sevier County – Local Rules of Criminal Practice and Procedure of the Circuit Court;

Sevier County General Sessions Court;

Union County Circuit Court; and

Union County Criminal Court.

Links to additional Local Rules will be added from time-to-time.  If you have a link to a Court’s Local Rules that you would like added to the list, please contact me at Nicholas@DefendingTennessee.com. As always, the accuracy of the provided resources are not guaranteed by this site, but I have not had incident with them in the past and I hope they prove useful.  Until next time, I remain

Very Truly Yours,

– Nick Lee –

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