Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Board of Professional Responsibility will be operating remotely.

For informal ethics inquiries, please enter your inquiry online using the informal inquiry form. Ethics Counsel will be receiving informal ethics inquiries online only.

There is now a waitlist for the Board of Professional Responsibility’s 2019 Ethics Workshop. The Workshop will be held at the Nashville School of Law on October 25, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST.

For details and to join the waitlist, please click on the following link:

Materials for the Workshop are available below. Please click on the links in the title of each presentation to access the PowerPoints for that particular presentaion - if there are handouts, there is a separate link below the presentation title. If there is no link, then there are no materials for that presentation.  Please be sure to download the materials prior to the Workshop on October 25, 2019.  Printed materials will NOT be provided at the Workshop. Thank you.


Click here for the Agenda. 

Click here for Speaker Biographies. 


8:00 – 8:30



8:30 – 9:30

Practical and Ethical Guidelines for Texting with Clients


Stephen Ross Johnson

Sandy Garrett

9:30 – 10:30

Social Media

Justice Roger A. Page

Justice Holly Kirby

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 12:15

Easiest Catch: Don't Be Another Fish in the Dark 'Net


(PowerPoint used during presentation will not be provided to attendees)

Mark Lanterman

12:15 – 1:15

Lunch (on your own)


1:15 – 2:15

Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program

Rob Briley

2:15  – 3:15

Law Tech: The Bill and Phil Show

Handout 1

Handout 2

Handout 3

William Ramsey

Phil Hampton

3:15 – 3:30



3:30 – 4:30

Mock Disciplinary Hearing


Brigid Carpenter

Steven Christopher

Jonathan Cole

Gary Shockley

Beverly Sharpe