Tennessee Lawyer Discipline System — Due Process Revisited

Posted On Jun 13 2014 by

In a recent post, the due process of the Tennessee lawyer discipline system was an issue in discipline system case.  The court held that due process was not denied a lawyer where lawyer investigation, investigation, prosecution and adjudication were in the hands of the Tennessee Supreme Court, one entity. The discipline system created by Supreme Court is found in Supreme Court Rule 9.  Nowhere is a Tennessee bar association mentioned.  That is to say, Rule 9 does not require the involvement a bar association in the operation of Rule 9. It should also be noted that the rules of professional …