Ethics and Professional Responsibility

This Committee works to update and revise the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct that were patterned after the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The current revisions to the rules went into effect on January 1, 2011.

Chair
Lewis Thomason
40 S Main St #2900
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)577-6139

Former Lawyer Accused of Misusing Trust Funds

A Nashville woman is accusing prominent former attorney David Ewing of taking “unfair and undue advantage of her” while overseeing a $1.2 million trust in her name. Margaret Fort says the account is now empty, with less than half of the money having been spent for her benefit. Fort is seeking $2.5 million in actual damages in addition to other costs and awards. Ewing, now a historical consultant frequently in the news for his advocacy and research, filed a broad denial of the claims, the Nashville Post reports. Ewing voluntarily gave up his law license in August after the suit was filed.

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Ethics Roadshow Coming to a City Near You

The TBA is bringing its Ethics Roadshow to a city near you on multiple days in December. The program will be in Knoxville on Dec. 4, Chattanooga on Dec. 5, Memphis on Dec. 9, Nashville on Dec. 10, Jackson on Dec. 16, and Johnson City on Dec. 18. Sign up today to reserve your spot for this annual event, guaranteed to meet your ethics requirements for the year and enhance your knowledge of crucial changes in the legal profession. The course also is always full of surprises and humor. Earn up to three hours of dual CLE credit. See the list of all courses.

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