Below is general information on some Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility opinions.  Copies of these and other formal ethics opinions related to mediation are available at the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility web site.

2001-F-144(b) - Lawyers listing areas of practice on the Internet, including law directories or other Web sites available to the public, should comply with certification of specialization disclosure requirements of DR 2-101(C). 

2001-F-137(b) - Disclosures required in advertisements relating to the certification of specialization.

2000-F-145 - Ethical propriety of defense attorneys retained by insurance companies to represent the insurance company’s insureds, taking the following actions in tort cases, solely because the insurance company directs them to do so: appeal adverse General Sessions judgments against the insureds, and refuse to waive a jury trial in such cases, and refuse to participate in mediation on behalf of the insureds.

98-F-142(a) - Whether an approved rule 31 mediator may list himself as “Approved Rule 31 Mediator” or “Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Mediator” on the attorney’s letterhead.

98-F-142 - Whether an approved rule 31 mediator may list himself as “Approved Rule 31 Mediator” or “Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Mediator” on the attorney’s letterhead.

95-F-137(a) - Disclosures required in advertisements relating to the certification of specialization.

95-F-137 - Disclosures required in advertisements relating to the certification of specialization.

94-F-135 - Whether the trust accounts of law related ventures operated by lawyers are subject to the trust overdraft notification and audit provisions of Rule 9, Section 29 and the trust account provisions of Disciplinary Rule 9-102.

93-F-131 - Whether a licensed attorney who is engaged in the regular practice of law and also serves as a mediator may indicate both activities together on letterhead, office sign, professional card, or publication without violating DR 2-102(E).

93-F-130 - Knoxville Bar Association seeks guidance on ethical concerns raised by its domestic relations mediation program.

89-F-119 - Fee arbitration committee members of the various bar associations are excused from their ethical obligation to report ethical misconduct discovered during the course of their service as a fee arbitration committee member.  

85-F-98 - Ethical propriety of participating in conciliation or mediation program organized, promoted and sponsored by non-profit organization. [Note: opinion reconsidered and clarified in Opinion No. 90-F-124.]

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