BPR Gets More Power to Collect Unpaid Fees

The Tennessee Supreme Court has added a provision to Rule 13 that will permit the Board of Professional Responsibility to deduct unpaid costs from attorneys’ entitlement to compensation for indigent defense. Under the new provision to the rule, effective Jan 1., the Administrative Office of the Court’s audit process for such fee claims will take into consideration any unpaid amounts due the BPR.

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