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Board Notes - Summer 2007

In this Issue:

Supreme Court Appoints Nancy S. Jones As Chief Disciplinary Counsel For The Board of Professional Responsibility - By Laura L. Chastain
The Tennessee Supreme Court recently appointed Nancy S. Jones as Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Board of Professional Responsibility, to replace retiring Chief Lance B. Bracy.   continued...
Coping with Stress - By Henry L. Klein
The topic of this paper is not a typical legal one, which for the most part, we are accustomed to hearing. However, it is a subject which is of concern to many members of our profession. Having practiced for what seems like 100 years (actually since 1960), I can identify with stress and the effect it can have upon you both mentally and physically.   continued...
Ethics Opinion Spotlight - By Laura L. Chastain, Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Do you know whether “ghost-writing” is ethically permitted in Tennessee? Cases appearing increasingly in Tennessee Courts resulted in requests from the judiciary to clarify the Board of Professional Responsibility’s position on undisclosed lawyer participation in drafting pleadings.   continued...
Suicide and Our Profession - By Robert S. Brandt
Heavy duty stuff,” I said to myself. I was crowded into a small room at Vanderbilt Hospital listening to a doctor tell three twenty-something-year-olds that there was no hope for their father, one of my good friends. Machines were keeping him alive. They had to decide whether to pull the plug. This decision was forced on these young adults because two years earlier, cancer had claimed their mother. Now they had lost their father as well. He had succeeded in his mission. He had taken his own life. He committed suicide.   continued...
Disciplinary Actions - By William W. "Tripp" Hunt, III

Board Notes
Board Notes is a publication of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee

Letters, comments, or questions should be addressed to:
Board of Professional Responsibility, 1101 Kermit Dr., Suite 730,
Nashville, TN 37217,
615-361-7500, 800-486-5714, FAX: 615-367-2480
E-mail: ethics@tbpr.org

Nancy S. Jones
Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Laura L. Chastain
Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Inside Board Notes
Coping with Stress - By Henry L. Klein
Ethics Opinion Spotlight - By Laura L. Chastain
Suicide and Our Profession - By Robert S. Brandt
Disciplinary Actions - By William W. "Tripp" Hunt, III

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