Local Rules / Standing Orders

  • Local Rules PDF Version
    Current District Local Rules
  • Local Rules HTML Version
    Faster download for slower connections
  • 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

    No Proposed Amendments at this time.

    United States Courthouse, Knoxville

    Standing Orders

    DocumentOrder DateFormat
    Merit Selection Panel Chattanooga Magistrate JudgeNovember 2014
    Reassignment of Matters Assigned to Senior District Judge Thomas W. PhillipsOctober 2014
    Deferral of JurorsAugust 2014
    Amendment 782 to Sentencing GuidelinesAugust 2014
    Merit Selection Panel Greeneville Magistrate JudgeAugust 2014
    RE: Consents to Magistrate JudgeApril 2014
    Court Reporter Rates and Voir Dire TranscriptsApril 2014
    Referral of Social Security CasesApril 2014
    Assignment of Death Penalty CasesApril 2014
    Reassignment of Cases Assigned to District Judge James Howard Jarvis IIApril 2014
    RE: Electronic Filing of DocumentsSeptember 2013
    Designation of Magistrate Judges to Hear and Determine Pretrial MattersAugust 2013
    Reassignments of Cases Assigned to Senior District Judge R. Allan EdgarJuly 2013
    Limited Admission for Third-Year Law StudentsJuly 2013
    CJA 20 Processing Procedure in Multi-Defendant CasesApril 2013
    Revision to Collateral Forfeiture Schedule for GSA PropertiesJanuary 2013
    Increase in Attorney Admissions FeeDecember 2012
    Fair Sentencing Act CasesSeptember 2012
    Revision to Collateral Forfeiture Schedule for U.S. Forest Service, USDAOctober 2012
    Appointment of Chief Bankruptcy Judge Marcia ParsonsJuly 2012
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge LeeFebruary 2012
    Merit Selection Panel, Reappointment of Magistrate Judge LeeOctober 2011
    Crack Retroactivity Cases standing orderOctober 2011
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge InmanJune 2011
    Merit Selection Panel, Reappointment of Magistrate Judge InmanMarch 2011
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge GuytonFebruary 2011
    Photography,Video or Audio During Naturalization CeremoniesFebruary 2011
    Merit Selection Panel, Reappointment of Magistrate Judge GuytonNovember 2010
    Reappointment of Magistrate Judge ShirleyOctober 2009
    Appointment of Administrator of Arbitration ProgramSeptember 2009
    Committee for Admission to Knoxville BarJuly 2009
    Merit Selection Panel - Magistrate Judge ShirleyJune 2009
    Payment for Interpreters Under CJADecember 2008
    Payment of Jurors in Lengthy TrialsDecember 2008
    Assignment of Election-Related FilingsOctober 2008
    RE: Cumberland Gap National Historic ParkMay 2008
    RE: Crack Retroactivity CasesFebruary 2008
    Reassignments of Cases Assigned to Honorable James H. JarvisFebruary 2008
    Refund of Electronic Fee PaymentsJune 2006
    Jury Parking RatesFebruary 2006
    Disposition of Sealed Court RecordsFebruary 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