NOTICE: You may access the proposed amendments to the Local Rules of the Circuit Court and Chancery Court of Tennessee for the Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis by clicking the link below. Any comments on the local rules should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 7, 2023.
**CHANCERY COURT LATEST UPDATE**
Part I of the Chancery Court will continue to operate with some in-person hearings and some hearings by video conference (Zoom), which will be scheduled by the Court on a case-by-case basis.
Part II and Part III of the Chancery Court will hear all matters in person unless the Court grants an exception.
Please contact the Courtroom Clerk for specific questions regarding your hearing.
Chancery Court has guidelines for attending Zoom hearings. Please click here to read the 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 Melanie Taylor Jefferson
|Part II - Chancellor Jim Kyle
|Part III - Chancellor JoeDae Jenkins
|Special Assistant/Judicial Clerk Supervisor
|Judicial Assistant to the Chancellors
|Operations Department: New Lawsuits, Adoptions, Copies
|Finance Department: Garnishments, Court Costs, Minor Settlement
|Tax Sales Department: Tax Sales, Excess Proceeds
*** 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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- Declaratory judgments
- Delinquent tax sales
- Enforcement of arbitration awards
- Habeas corpus
- Public nuisances
- Removal of public officers
- Worker’s compensation