TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 29, 2018

The Board of Professional Responsibility on March 15 issued a formal ethics opinion regarding prosecutors’ ethical obligations to disclose information favorable to the defense. The board has been asked to reconsider this opinion. The U.S. Attorneys have requested an opportunity to appear personally at the board’s Sept. 14 meeting. To fully consider this matter, the Board requested that the Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference and the U.S. Federal Public Defenders submit a written statement regarding the opinion and have one representative appear and speak to the board at the September meeting.