TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 4, 2013

The Tennessee Supreme Court today revised the rule for out-of-state lawyers appearing before administrative law judges. The new rule -- first proposed jointly by the Board of Professional Responsibility and the Judges of the Administrative Procedures Division in July -- requires lawyers residing and licensed in states other than Tennessee, who appear as counsel of record before an administrative law judge, or state entity authorized to resolve controversy, to be admitted pro hac vice. Today’s court order replaces the current Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 19 in its entirety. The Tennessee Bar Association filed the sole comment, which stated it “strongly supports” the adoption of the modified revision.