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Presentation
A Survey of Recent BPR Formal Ethics Opinions and Supreme Court Decisions
Knoxville Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section Annual CLE (2014)
  • Matthew Lyon
Abstract
Reviewed the following opinions that have been released over the past two years (since Sept 2012):
  • Supreme Court BPR Opinions (10)
  • 8 involve imposition of discipline; 2 other matters.
  • BPR Formal Ethics Opinions (5)
Those matters that reach the formal disciplinary hearing stage are those where a Petition for Discipline is filed (i.e., no reprimand or other private discipline).
  • See Sup. Ct. R. 9, § 15.
Thus, this does not include any matters where discipline was by consent with the lawyer.
There were also 25 unappealed Hearing Panel decisions during this time period.
Keywords
  • Ethics
Publication Date
August 21, 2014
Citation Information
Matthew Lyon. "A Survey of Recent BPR Formal Ethics Opinions and Supreme Court Decisions" Knoxville Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section Annual CLE (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_lyon/15/