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Tom Hatcher
Circuit Court Clerk
926 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804-6201


Circuit Court (865) 273-5400

General Sessions (865) 273-5450

General Sessions-Civil (865) 273-5430

Juvenile Court (865) 273-5935

Traffic Court (865) 273-5440

Collections Dept. (865) 273-5493

Orders of Protection (865) 273-5425



Office Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

(with the exception of holidays)

 

Holiday Schedule


As a juror, you serve a vital role in our Judicial System and your service is an important responsibility of citizenship. The United States Constitution guarantees everyone the right to trial by an impartial jury. Without willing jurors, the fairness and integrity of our Judicial System could not be maintained.  (T.C.A. 22-1-101)

Jurors are selected at random from a computerized jury pool that is currently made up of Tennessee Department of Safety licensed Blount County drivers.  Jurors are compensated at the rate of $10.00 for each day's attendance.

If you have received a summons, please call the jury information line (865) 273-5499 after 5:30 p.m. the day before you are summoned.  There will be a message for each Judge on the recording.  Please listen carefully and follow the instructions.
The use of cellular telephones, laptop computers, or other communication devices at the Justice Center is prohibited.

Absence from employment - Amount of compensation (T.C.A. 22-4-106)

  • Any employee shall on the next day the employee is engaged in such employee's employment exhibit the summons to the employee's immediate superior. 
  • The employee shall be entitled to such employee's usual compensation received from such employment, less the amount of the fee or compensation the employee received for serving as a juror.
  • Note:  This does not apply to any employer who employees on a regular basis less than five (5) people or to any employee who has been employed on a temporary basis for less than six (6) months.

Basic qualifications (T.C.A. 22-1-101, 22-1-102, 22-1-104 )

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • US Citizen
  • Resident of Blount County for 12 months preceding the date of the summons
  • No felony convictions any other infamous offense
  • Persons convicted of perjury or subornation of perjury
  • No pending state case or be a party to a pending case
Grand Jury (Tenn. Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 6)

The Grand Jury consists of thirteen members and up to five alternates.

 

       The duties of the grand jury are:

  • To consider all criminal cases submitted to it by the District Attorney General
  • To inquire into any report of a criminal offense brought to its attention by a member of the grand jury
  • To inquire into any abuse of office by state or local officer
  • To report the results of its actions to the court.

The Grand Jury meets the first Monday of each month.

Jury Coordinator (T.C.A. 22-2-201, 22-2-201, 22-2-301)

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of the county is the jury coordinator.  In the absence of the Circuit Court Clerk, the clerk's deputy may take an oath and perform the jury coordinator duties.

The jury coordinator selects names of prospective jurors, to serve in the Courts, by random automated means, without opportunity for the intervention of any human agency to select a particular name, and in a manner that causes no prejudice to any person.  The names, which shall constitute the jury list, is compiled from Tennessee licensed driver records.  The jury coordinator is prohibited from using the permanent voter registration records as a source to compile the jury list.

This procedure is repeated every two (2) years.  Prior to repeating this procedure and compiling a new jury list, no person may add to or take from the existing list.

 

 
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