Tennessee Supreme Court Extends Comment Deadline for Proposed Rule 6 Changes - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 30, 2018
The Knoxville Bar Association filed a motion requesting additional information regarding the proposed Tennessee Law Course under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 6 and seeking an extension of time in which to comment. The motion asserts that the Tennessee Law Course “should be a pre-admission requirement instead of post-admission requirement as contemplated in the proposed changes.” The motion also requests information regarding the content, length, and format of the course, the location, cost, and preparation of the course, and the safeguards for ensuring timely compliance with the course. On April 19, the court solicited comments regarding the proposed change, which “would require new attorneys to complete a Tennessee Law Course within one year of admission to the Tennessee bar.” The comment period, which currently expires on June 18, has been extended to July 18.