Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Supreme Court Rules

Rule 1: Scope.
Rule 2: [Repealed]
Rule 3: Requirement of Counsel to Abridge the Record on Appeal.
Rule 4: Publication of Opinions — Not for Citation Designation — Precedential Value and Citation of Unpublished Opinions.
Rule 5: Research Assistants.
Rule 6: Admission of Attorneys.
Rule 7: Licensing of Attorneys.
Rule 8: Rules of Professional Conduct.
Rule 9: Disciplinary Enforcement.
Rule 10A: Judicial Ethics Opinions.
Rule 10: Code of Judicial Conduct.
Rule 10B: Disqualification or Recusal of a Judge; Filing and Disposition of Motions and Appeal.
Rule 11: Supervision of the Judicial System.
Rule 12: First - Degree Murder Trial Reports and Appeals in Capital Cases.
Rule 13A: [Deleted.][Obsolete.]
Rule 13: Appointment, Qualifications, and Compensation of Counsel for Indigent Defendants.
Rule 14: Withdrawal of Counsel for Indigent Party after Adverse Decision in Intermediate Appellate Court.
Rule 15: Reimbursement of Costs in Mental Health Proceedings.
Rule 16: Appointment and Compensation of Counsel for Indigent Persons in Parole Revocation Hearings.
Rule 17: Uniform Judgment Document.
Rule 17A: Order of Deferral (Judicial Diversion)
Rule 18: Local Rules of Practice in the Trial Courts of Tennessee.
Rule 19: Appearance Pro Hac Vice in Proceedings Before Tennessee Agencies and Courts by Lawyers Not Licensed to Practice Law in Tennessee
Rule 20: Appearance in the Trial and Appellate Courts of Tennessee by Nonresident Lawyers Admitted to Practice in Tennessee but Having no Office in this State.
Rule 21: Rule for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.
Rule 22: Appointment of Magistrates in Child Support Cases.
Rule 23: Certification of Questions of State Law from Federal Court.
Rule 24: Rules of Procedure Governing Petitions for Waiver of Parental Consent for Abortions by Minors.
Rule 25: Tennessee Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection.
Rule 26: Official Electronic Recordings of Court Proceedings.
Rule 27: [Repealed]
Rule 28: Tennessee Rules of Post-Conviction Procedure.
Rule 29: Uniform Civil Affidavit of Indigency.
Rule 30: Media Guidelines.
Rule 31A: Alternative Dispute Resolution - Case Evaluation, Judicial Settlement Conference, Mini-Trial, Non-Binding Arbitration, and Summary Jury Trial.
Rule 31: Alternative Dispute Resolution - Mediation.
Rule 32: Term of the Chief Justice.
Rule 33: Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program.
Rule 34: Public Access to Court Records.
Rule 35: Standard Format for Appellate Court Opinions and Orders.
Rule 36: Standard Paper Size for Tennessee State Courts.
Rule 37: [Repealed - Effective March 2, 2011]
Rule 38: Divorcing Parent Education and Mediation Fund.
Rule 39: Exhaustion of Remedies.
Rule 40A: Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem in Custody Proceedings.
Rule 40: Guidelines for Guardians Ad Litem for Children in Juvenile Court Neglect, Abuse and Dependency Proceedings.
Rule 41: Rules of Ethics for Spoken Foreign Language Interpreters in Tennessee Courts.
Rule 42: Standards for Court Interpreters.
Rule 43: Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts.
Rule 44: Regulation of Lawyer Intermediary Organizations.
Rule 45: Americans with Disabilities Act.
Rule 46A.: Electronic Service of Papers E-Filed Pursuant to Local Rules of Court.
Rule 46: Electronic Filing.
Rule 47: Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster.
Rule 48: Assuming Jurisdiction Over Undecided Cases.
Rule 49: Continuity of Operation Plan for the Tennessee Courts.
Rule 50: Tennessee Access to Justice Commission.
Rule 50A: Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court Special Initiatives to Improve Access to Justice.
Rule 51: Procedures in Workers' Compensation Appeals.
Rule 52: Forms Approved for Use in Tennessee Courts.
Rule 53: Collaborative Family Law