Local Rules / Standing Orders

  • Local Rules PDF Version
    Current District Local Rules
  • ECF Rules and Procedures
    Electronic Case Filing Rules and Procedures
  • Guidelines on Preparing Bill of Costs Local Rule 54.1
    Information and procedures for preparing Bill of Costs
  • Proposed Amendments/Rules

    Comments should be directed, in writing, to:

    Debra C. Poplin, Clerk of Court
    800 Market Street, Suite 130
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37902


    United States Courthouse, Knoxville

    Standing Orders

    DocumentOrder DateFormat
    Standing Order: Encryption of Electronic Materials Provided to CourtAugust 2017
    Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection PanelFebruary 2017
    Appointment of Nancy S. Harr as United States AttorneyOctober 2016
    In re: Filing of State Court Record in Habeas Cases in CM/ECFSeptember 2016
    RE: Electronic Filing of DocumentsMay 2016
    In re: Reassignments of Criminal Cases Assigned to Senior District Judge Curtis L. CollierMarch 2016
    In re: Reassignments of Criminal Cases Assigned to Senior District Judge R. Allan EdgarMarch 2016
    In re: Johnson v. United StatesFebruary 2016
    Appointment of Chief United States Magistrate JudgeJanuary 2016
    Special Conditions of Supervised ReleaseNovember 2015
    Standing Committee to Administer ADR ProgramsNovember 2015
    Reassignment of Cases Assigned to Magistrate Judge CarterJuly 2015
    Standing Order: Appointment of Christopher H. Steger, United States Magistrate JudgeJuly 2015
    Reassignment of Cases Assigned to Magistrate Judge InmanMay 2015
    Appointment of Clifton L. Corker, United States Magistrate JudgeMay 2015
    Responses to Motions Filed as a Result of Amendment 782 to the Sentencing GuidelinesJanuary 2015
    Consents to Magistrate JudgeDecember 2014
    Merit Selection Panel Chattanooga Magistrate JudgeNovember 2014
    Reassignment of Matters Assigned to Senior District Judge Thomas W. PhillipsOctober 2014
    Merit Selection Panel Greeneville Magistrate JudgeAugust 2014
    Deferral of JurorsAugust 2014
    Amendment 782 to Sentencing GuidelinesAugust 2014
    Court Reporter Rates and Voir Dire TranscriptsApril 2014
    Referral of Social Security CasesApril 2014
    Reassignment of Cases Assigned to District Judge James Howard Jarvis IISO-14-02 April 2014
    Assignment of Death Penalty CasesSO-14-01 April 2014
    Designation of Magistrate Judges to Hear and Determine Pretrial MattersSO-13-02 August 2013
    Limited Admission for Third-Year Law StudentsSO-13-04 July 2013
    CJA 20 Processing Procedure in Multi-Defendant CasesSO-13-03 April 2013
    Revision to Collateral Forfeiture Schedule for GSA PropertiesSO-13-01 January 2013
    Increase in Attorney Admissions FeeSO-12-06 December 2012
    Revision to Collateral Forfeiture Schedule for U.S. Forest Service, USDASO-12-04 October 2012
    Fair Sentencing Act CasesSO-12-03 September 2012
    Appointment of Chief Bankruptcy Judge Marcia ParsonsJuly 2012
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge LeeSO-12-01 February 2012
    Merit Selection Panel, Reappointment of Magistrate Judge LeeSO-11-09 October 2011
    Crack Retroactivity Cases standing orderSO-11-07 October 2011
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge InmanSO-11-06 June 2011
    Merit Selection Panel, Reappointment of Magistrate Judge InmanSO-11-03 March 2011
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge GuytonSO-11-02 February 2011
    Photography,Video or Audio During Naturalization CeremoniesSO-11-01 February 2011
    Merit Selection Panel, Reappointment of Magistrate Judge GuytonSO-10-02 November 2010
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge ShirleySO-09-08 October 2009
    Committee for Admission to Knoxville BarSO-09-05 July 2009
    Merit Selection Panel - Magistrate Judge ShirleySO-09-03 June 2009
    Payment of Jurors in Lengthy TrialsSO-08-08 December 2008
    Payment for Interpreters Under CJASO-08-07 December 2008
    Assignment of Election-Related FilingsSO-08-06 October 2008
    RE: Cumberland Gap National Historic ParkSO-08-04 May 2008
    RE: Crack Retroactivity CasesSO-08-02 February 2008
    Reassignments of Cases Assigned to Honorable James H. JarvisSO-08-01 February 2008
    Refund of Electronic Fee PaymentsSO-06-03 June 2006
    Jury Parking RatesFebruary 2006
    Disposition of Sealed Court RecordsSO-06-01 February 2006
    Cases Filed By Direct TVOctober 2003
    Limited Admission for U.T. Law StudentsDecember 1998
    Jury Trials by Bankruptcy JudgesFebruary 1995
    Adjoining District Jurisdiction--Magistrate JudgesJanuary 1994
    Adjoining District JurisdictionMay 1993
    Adjoining District JurisdictionAugust 1992
    Adjoining District JurisdictionAugust 1992
    Reference of matters to the Bankruptcy CourtJune 1984