Construction Section

This section was formed to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys practicing in the area of construction law. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys in the legislature and the courts.

Chair
112 Glenleigh Court Ste 1
Knoxville, TN 37934
(865)777-2700
Vice-Chair
Glankler Brown, PLLC
6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38119
(901)525-1322
Immediate Past Chair
Hagan Law Group, PLLC
495 N Walnut Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615)546-4070
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Basic Tech Checklist for Firms

Law firms attempting to stay competitive and state-of-the-art need to consistently evaluate their use of technology. In addition to staying competitive, technological competency is required. In 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court amended Rule 8 of the Rules of Professional Responsibility to include this obligation. Above the Law presents a simple and straightforward tech checklist for law firms or lawyers seeking guidance in this area.   

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ABA Issues Formal Opinion on Lawyers' Duty in Case of Cyber Attack

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released a formal opinion this week that reaffirms the duty of lawyers to notify clients of a data breach and details reasonable steps to be taken to meet obligations set forth in model rules. “When a breach of protected client information is either suspected or detected, Rule 1.1 requires that the lawyer act reasonably and promptly to stop the breach and mitigate damage resulting from the breach,” Formal Opinion 483 says. “Lawyers should consider proactively developing an incident response plan with specific plans and procedures for responding to a data breach. The decision whether to adopt a plan, the content of any plan and actions taken to train and prepare for implementation of the plan should be made before a lawyer is swept up in an actual breach.” Read more here.
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