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Description: On August 30, 2013, the Tennessee Supreme Court adopted a comprehensive amendment, effective January 1, 2014, overhauling the rules governing disciplinary enforcement for attorneys. This program will review the new, amended Rule 9 in detail. Just a few of the changes are:

- Adoption of a comprehensive set of rules and enumeration of obligations and protections for attorneys and clients alike to permit court-appointment of (and even advanced designation of) “receiver attorneys” to step into the breach when a lawyer unexpectedly dies or becomes disabled;

- Inclusion of recusal standards for hearing panel members tied directly to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 10 (the Code of Judicial Conduct);

- Inclusion of the concept of a declaration in lieu of an affidavit consistent with recently-adopted Tenn. R. Civ. P. 72;

- Removal of violations of the “attorney oath of office” from being recognized as a basis for attorney discipline;

- Clarification and express recognition of the variety of kinds of TLAP agreements available to lawyers;

- Providing for more consistent treatment of both types of private discipline;

- Doing away with the ability to file anonymous disciplinary complaints against attorneys; and

- Institutionalization of, and clarification regarding, the role of practice monitors in disciplinary proceedings.

Marisa Combs and Hugh Kendall, co-chairs of the TBA subcommittee that played a large role in putting together the “receiver attorney” provisions ultimately adopted by the Court, and Brian S. Faughnan, Chair of the TBA Ethics Committee, will provide attendees of the seminar with a guided tour of what’s new, what’s unchanged, and what may continue to be controversial going forward in 2014.

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  The Basics:
 
Credit Hours: EP: 0.00  Dual: 3.00  General: 0.00
Speaker(s): Marisa Combs, Brian S. Faughnan, Hugh Kendall
Format: On site
Location: Tennessee Bar Center - Nashville   [map]
Registration: November 15, 2013 | 12:00 PM | 12:30 PM |
Course Schedule: November 15, 2013 | 12:30 PM | 3:45 PM |
Agenda: rule9agenda1.pdf
  The Costs:
$125.00 TBA member price
$250.00 non-member price (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TennBarU onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.

If you register for this course within 5 days of the course start date, you may be charged a late fee.