Effective July 1, 2010 a party to a litigation may serve papers in Adobe PDF format via electronic mail to the attorney’s email address. The process is a little more cumbersome than it need be, but it is a step-forward toward increasing the efficiency of law practice and reducing cost.
The rule change is a modification to Rule 5.02 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. View this rule change (and the other changes to the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure) here.
Note: the amendments proposed to Rules 3, 4 and 26 have not been adopted.