Rule Change in State Court – Service of Pleadings and Papers By Electronic Mail

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.

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