95 Additional Inactive Lawyers Suspended

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order June 12 suspending 95 lawyers who have assumed inactive status but have not paid the required annual inactive status fee to the Board of Professional Responsibility. In January 2012, the court adopted amendments to Rule 9, Sections 20.1, 20.2 and 20.8, which included the new fee requirement. The fee is due on or before the first day of the attorney’s birth month each year. The order issued this month, as well as one issued on April 12, reflects an effort by the Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) to catch up on suspensions going back to 2012. Beginning soon, the BPR will issue suspension orders monthly. See the list of those suspended or download the new order on the TBA website.