Hundreds of Attorneys Involved in Development of Rules of Professional Conduct

The adoption of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct in 2002 was the culmination of seven years of work on the revision of Tennessee's lawyer ethics rules led by the TBA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Hundreds of Tennessee attorneys and judges were involved in the process, offering comments, suggestions, and revisions and the Supreme Court spent almost two years soliciting and receiving comments, holding oral argument, and considering the proposed revisions. Since that time, the TBA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has continued to review and offer amendments to the rules, with the support and cooperation of hundreds of lawyers and judges across Tennessee.

Learn more about these rules and the subsequent changes that have been proposed by this committee and adopted by the Tennessee Supreme Court.