Tennessee

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the appellate court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Misc
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Tennessee
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Probate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Tennessee has no case processing time standards for the trial court system.
 

Monitoring Information: In Tennessee, though formal case processing time standards have not been adopted, judges are to self-report any noncompliance with statutes creating timelines for cases involving post-conviction petitions in criminal cases. The AOC then compiles the records of noncompliance into an annual report to the General Assembly. The reports are available to the public through annual reports and open records requests.
Notes: Tennessee courts do not have formal case processing time standards, with the exception of statutes that require hearings to be held or dispositions to be made for specific case types. In addition, other statutes require certain cases, such as capital cases in the appellate courts, to be given priority, but no specific time standards are set. The appellate courts have unpublished internal rules that require opinion drafts to be circulated within a certain time frame.