Rule 35: Standard Format for Appellate Court Opinions and Orders.
(a) All papers prepared for filing by the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Court of Criminal Appeals, or any justice or judge thereof, shall be on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. This requirement applies to opinions, orders, judgments, mandates, and other similar documents.
(b) In addition to the requirements in Section (a), all opinions and orders prepared for filing by the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Court of Criminal Appeals, or any justice or judge thereof, shall use the standard format approved by this Court for use by all appellate courts. The introductory paragraph, prepared by the appellate court and included at the beginning of an opinion issued in the standard format, is an official part of the opinion.
(c) The briefs and other papers filed by the parties in the appellate courts shall continue to be governed by Tenn. R. App. P. 30.
(d) This rule shall apply to all papers prepared by Tennessee's appellate courts for filing on or after April 1, 2000.
[Added by order filed December 20, 1999; amended by order filed September 25, 2000.]Back to Top