Court Grants Stay on Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163

The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a request to stay the effectiveness of Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163, which deals with a prosecutor’s ethical duties to disclose information. The request for the stay came from the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. Earlier this month, the Board of Professional Responsibility had responded to the stay request saying that it anticipates voting on reconsideration of Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163 at its Dec. 14 meeting, and will “hold in abeyance any recommended disposition by a Hearing Committee Member or the Board of any disciplinary complaint filed against a prosecutor wherein Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163 is referenced in the complaint.”

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