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Board Notes - Winter 2006

In this Issue:

Tennessee Supreme Court Appoints New Board Member
On January 6, 2006, the Tennessee Supreme Court appointed Calvin Craig Fitzhugh to serve a three-year term as a Board member for the Board of Professional Responsibility. Mr. Fitzhugh replaces outgoing Board member Mark L. Hayes who served from January 1, 2000 to December, 2005.  continued...
Pro Hac Vice Rule Change - By Laura Chastain
Lawyers licensed in other jurisdictions, but not licensed in Tennessee are ordinarily not permitted to practice in Tennessee courts without being admitted pro hac vice. In June, 2004, the Tennessee Supreme Court amended its Rule on pro hac vice admissions.  continued...
The Consumer Assistance Program 2002-2005 Four Years of Mediation, Information and Referral - By Beverly P. Sharpe, Counsel
During the first four years of its operation, the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) has handled 17,174 new inquiries from legal consumers. The number of new contacts peaked in 2004 for a yearly total of 5007 and 4685 new contacts for 2005. Currently, the Consumer Assistance Program handles an average of 21 new contacts from potential complainants per business day.  continued...
Disciplinary Actions - By William W. "Tripp" Hunt, III
Ethics Spotlight - By Laura Chastain
Do you know what your ethical obligations are if you are served a subpoena from a law enforcement agency for your trust account records? This question arises more frequently than one would think.   continued...
The Board of Professional Responsibility’s Ethics Workshop - By Sandy Garrett
On August 12, 2005, the Board of Professional Responsibility held its ninth annual Ethics Workshop for attorneys. Presenters at the Workshop included all Disciplinary Counsel, Judge John Brown and the following private attorneys: John Kitch, David Raybin, Ted Hansom and Buddy Burnett.   continued...
Evidence & Ethics
Join the Tennessee Bar Association for a two-part program produced by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program and RAM TEAM Volunteers, Friday, March 31, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  continued...

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

Lance B. Bracy
Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Laura L. Chastain
Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Inside Board Notes
Disciplinary Actions - By William W. "Tripp" hunt, III
Ethics Opinion Spotlight - By Laura Chastain
Ethics Workshop - By Sandy Garrett

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