News and Publications

The Board of Professional Responsibility provides these online resources to help keep the legal community and the public informed about the Board's actions and legal happenings throughout the state of Tennessee.


Latest News

Tennessee Supreme Court Issues Order Modifying Capacity, Distancing, and Facial Covering Requirements

Click here to read the May 14, 2021 Order. 

Spring 2021 issue of Board Notes

The Spring 2021 issue of Board Notes is now available. Board Notes is a semi-annual publication of the Board of Professional Responsibility which offers articles of interest and other information to Tennessee attorneys and judges such as recently-issued Formal Ethics Opinions and recent Disciplinary Actions.  Click here to read the Spring 2021 issue of Board Notes.

Tennessee Supreme Court Issues Order Modifying and Partially Lifting Suspension of In-Person Court Proceedings

Click here to read the February 12, 2021 Order. 

Tennessee's Proactive Management-Based Regulation (Voluntary Self-Assessment) Now Available for All Tennessee Attorneys

Tennessee's Proactive Management-Based Regulation is a voluntary program created to help lawyers with their professional development. It is designed to mitigate risk, elevate competence, and enhance the quality of legal services delivered to clients. It gives you the chance to see what is working and what could be improved when it comes to law firm management and meeting professional obligations. The goal is to prevent problems before they arise. This should allow you to spend more time on cases.  Attorneys will receive 3 Duel CLE Credits after completion of the course. To access Tennessee's PMBR, please click on the following link: 

Tennessee Supreme Court Enters Orders Amending Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 10 and 26, and Rule 43

On April 20, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court entered orders amending Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 10 and 26, and Rule 43. Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 9, Section 10 pertains to the requirements for attorney registration in Tennessee.  Among other changes, the amendment to Section 10 requires attorneys choosing to pay their annual registration fees by mail to pay an additional $5.00 processing fee to the Board.


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