NOTICE FROM KNOX CO. CIRCUIT COURT CLERK’S OFFICE
The Knox County Circuit Court Clerk’s office has started sending bright green, postcard-style notices to attorneys informing them of upcoming motion hearings and trial dates. The clerk’s office also plans to begin sending email notices to lawyers probably beginning early next year. The new paper cards started going out to law offices in mid-October.
Previously attorneys with cases before circuit court had received similar-sized hearing notices but they were printed on plain white paper. The change to using a more vivid color and much thicker paper stock came in response to concerns that the notices were sometimes lost, misplaced or just plain overlooked. There was also concern that some of the prior notices – which were much flimsier than the new ones - were being damaged or lost in post office machines. Circuit Court Clerk Charles Susano is in the process of implementing several possible remedies, including the green cards and working with the office of information technology to implement the email notices.
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