(1) All hearings, except settlement approvals, are recorded for the judge's use. The parties may purchase an audio recording of the hearing from the clerk for twenty-five dollars ($25). The parties may have the audio recording transcribed by a certified court reporter at their own expense for an appeal.
(2) The parties may hire a court reporter. The parties or their counsel are responsible to arrange for court reporters.
(3) The employer or their counsel must arrange for court-approved interpreters at all hearings. The interpreters must be either (1) state-certified court interpreters or (2) state-registered court interpreters. In areas where state-certified or state-registered court interpreters are unavailable, the judge may waive this requirement.
(4) The parties or their counsel are responsible for providing equipment necessary to operate any audiovisual used during the hearing. The parties or their attorneys must set up or install all equipment before the judge begins the hearing. All equipment takedown or dismantling must take place during recess or after court adjourns.
(5) The parties or their counsel must provide any audio and video recordings intended to be introduced into evidence in the proper format. Permissible audio formats include, but are not limited to, ".wav" and ".mp3." Permissible video formats include ".wmv," ".wma," and ".avi."


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0800-02-21-.13
Original rule filed April 1, 2014; effective June 30, 2014. Amendments filed September 1, 2016; effective November 30, 2016. Repeal and new rules filed May 3, 2019; effective August 1, 2019. Amendments filed November 10, 2021; effective February 8, 2022. Amendments filed September 22, 2023; effective 12/21/2023.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-3-1409, 50-6-101, 50-6-216, 50-6-217, 50-6-233, 50-6-236, 50-6-237, 50-6-238, and 50-6-239; and Public Chapter 289 (2013), Sections 73, 79, 82, and 106.

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