New Rule Results in Suspension of 62 Lawyers

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order April 12 suspending 62 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 week reflects lawyers who did not pay the fee for the first and second quarters of the year. Going forward, the BPR will issue suspension orders monthly. See the list of those suspended.