The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued an order that will require electronic submission of all interpreter invoices as well as compensation claims for attorneys representing indigent clients.
The Order changes several existing Supreme Court rules effective July 1, 2013, and requires that “all claims for attorney compensation and expenses shall be submitted utilizing the system established by the AOC for electronic submission.”
The Administrative Office of the Courts began development of the electronic filing system in 2010. Users have been phased in over several years and the system has been used on a routine basis since early 2012.
The Order makes amendments to Supreme Rules 13, 15 and 42, concerning indigent counsel, mental health proceedings and standards for court interpreters.
The Order and complete text of the changes can be viewed here.