**CHANCERY COURT LATEST UPDATE**
Due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, Chancery Court will be returning to all virtual (Zoom) hearings beginning Monday, August 30, 2021.
Any scheduled in-person hearings on or after that date will be heard by video conference (Zoom) instead, unless excepted by the Chancellor on a case-by-case basis.
Chancery Court continues to operate under the pandemic plan approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court. As such, if your case is granted an exception, all in-person hearings are limited to a courtroom capacity of ten (10) people and all participants must be masked and socially distanced.
The Delinquent Property Tax Sale auction scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 21, 2021 has been POSTPONED. The auction will now take place TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 through THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021 on CivicSource.com. Interested bidders should register with CivicSource prior to the commencement date of the auction.
Chancery Court has new guidelines for attending Zoom hearings. Please click here to read the new guidelines.
Update for Shelby County Civil Courts:
Shelby County Civil Court Plan: Judge Gomes Civil Courts
Chancery Court Specific Plan: Chancery Plan
On May 14, 2021, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued Order Modifying Capacity, Distancing and Facial Covering Requirements which: (1) reduced the required distance between persons in the courtroom from six feet to three feet; (2) removed courtroom capacity limits; and (3) lifted the facial covering requirement. Although the use of facial coverings will no longer be required, continued use of facial coverings in compliance with current CDC guidelines is strongly encouraged.
Chancery Court Policy for Service by Publication:
Chancery Court has reopened its Rule 10 Motion Docket and the Uncontested Divorce Hearing Docket, both with a limited number available.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attorneys who have e-file accounts are strongly encouraged to e-file. The e-file site can be accessed at https://efile.shelbycountytn.gov. For those who need to leave pleadings for filing, signatures, etc., please feel free to leave such documents in the Dropbox directly across from the Filing Dept. If you feel that a video hearing with the Chancellor is in order, please contact the appropriate Courtroom Clerk. The staff directory is listed below.
W. Aaron Hall
Clerk and Master
Chancery Court Staff Directory
|Part I – Chancellor Gadson W. Perry|
|Part II- Chancellor Jim Kyle|
|Part III- Chancellor JoeDae Jenkins|
|Special Assistant/Judicial Clerk Supervisor|
|Judicial Assistant for the Chancellors|
|Filing Department-New Lawsuits, Adoptions, Copies|
|Accounting Department-Garnishments, Cost Bills|
|Tax Sales-Tax Sales Related Issues|
*** Amended Policy Regarding Trial Exhibits ***
At the conclusion of all cases, any exhibits marked at trial shall be accounted for and assembled by the parties or their counsel, presented to the Clerk and Master’s Office, and scanned into the Clerk and Master’s electronic case management system.
All original trial exhibits, including any non-paper exhibits and exhibits larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches, shall be retained by the counsel for the party who introduced the exhibit.
In the event the case is appealed, counsel shall be responsible for producing all of the original exhibits and delivering the original exhibits to the Clerk and Master for the appellate record.
As needed, counsel shall reduce any exhibit larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches to a size which the Clerk of the Appellate Court will receive.
These procedures further apply to depositions which are not marked as exhibits but only made a part of the technical record.
Online Tax Sales
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