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Tennessee Supreme Court Receives Advisory Committee Report

In The Supreme Court Of Tennessee At Nashville

In Re: Board Of Professional Responsibility Advisory Committee

No. M2004-01600-SC-RL2-BP - Filed June 29, 2004


On May 9, 2003, the Court entered an order recognizing that with the adoption of the Rules of Professional Conduct (replacing the Code of Professional Responsibility), the time had come for an evaluation and review of disciplinary enforcement in this state. The Court therefore established the Board of Professional Responsibility Advisory Committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the structure, function and operation of the Board. On May 12, 2003, entered an order appointing the nine members of the Advisory Committee, who were charged to review the relevant portions of Rule 9 and to consider such other issues as were necessary to conduct a thorough, systematic review of the disciplinary function of the Board. The Advisory Committee was chaired by Mr. Waverly Crenshaw of the Nashville bar.

The Advisory Committee filed its report on June 15, 2004, in open court. The Court thanks the nine members of the Advisory Committee for all their time, hard work and dedication in preparing and presenting this report. The members of the Committee have performed a valuable public service for which the Court is grateful.

Due to the importance of the issues discussed in the Advisory Committee’s report, the Court is placing the report and associated documents on the Court’s website ( for public inspection. The Court hereby solicits written comments concerning the report from all interested parties, including members of the public, lawyers and bar organizations, and members of the judiciary. All written comments must be submitted by August 2, 2004, to:

Mr. Michael W. Catalano Appellate Court Clerk
401 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219



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