TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 22, 2018
On June 13, 2017, the Tennessee Bar Association filed a petition seeking to amend the Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court to add a new rule which would address the practice of "Collaborative Family Law." On August 27, 2017, the court solicited written public comments and it received written public comments from the Board of Professional Responsibility, the Nashville Bar Association, the Knoxville Bar Association, the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, individual attorneys, and individual non-attorneys. The TBA responded to those comments, and now the court directs the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission to formally comment on this proposed new rule. The comments shall be submitted on or before Monday, August 6, and may be e-mailed to appellatecourtclerk@tncourts.gov or mailed to James M. Hivner, Clerk, Re: Collaborative Family Law Tennessee Appellate Courts 100 Supreme Court Building 401 7th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37219-1407.