Local Rules Of Practice

This page provides the local rules of practice for trial courts. However, please note that this listing may not comprise the entirety of local rules of practice, but reflect only the rules that have been provided by the listed districts. Additional rules may be obtained from the court clerks’ offices in each district or county.


Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties Circuit, Chancery & Criminal Courts Rules 
General Sessions Division I
Local Rules of Court
for the
Circuit, Chancery and Criminal Courts
(effective December 21, 1988; as amended January 1, 1990; August 1, 1991; April 29, 2003; September 13, 2006; April 15, 2007; March 4, 2010; September 1, 2010)


Rule 1 Assignment of Cases
Rule 2 Pleadings and Attorneys of Record
Rule 3 Trial Dates
Rule 4 Discovery
Rule 5 Evidentiary Depositions
Rule 6 Motions
Rule 7 Continuances
Rule 8 Out-of-County Hearings
Rule 9 Settlements
Rule 10 Domestic Relations Cases

Rule 11 Courtroom Personnel
Rule 12 Worker’s Compensation
Rule 13 Orders in Civil Cases
Rule 14 Court Files
Rule 15 Criminal Appointments
Rule 16 Disposition of Exhibits, Depositions, Etc.
Rule 17 General
Rule 18 Bail Bond Companies
Rule 19 Conservatorships and Guardianships
Rule 20 Courtroom Decorum