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Ethics Update from the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

Ethics Update from the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

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Ethics Update from the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

Live Webinar: Thursday, December 14, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CENTRAL/11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EASTERN

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Earn DUAL CLE as you learn about Board developments from one of the Board’s Disciplinary Counsel.


In the most recent reporting period, the Board of Professional Responsibility received 1,552 complaints against Tennessee attorneys. There were 23 disbarments, 18 suspensions, and 10 public censures.

So what types of attorney conduct is the most frequent in complaints filed with the Board? What actions or inactions are most likely to get attorneys in trouble with the Board? What resources does the Board offer to aid attorneys in complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct?

This webinar gives you a chance to earn DUAL CLE and hear from Disciplinary Counsel Eileen Burkhalter Smith, who will update you on the latest actions of the Board. 

You’ll also benefit from a true-false review of some of the key provisions of the Rules of Professional Responsibility, such as those dealing with fee agreements, trust accounts, consultation with prospective clients, and the need to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of technology. 


  • Administering the disciplinary process 
  • Assisting the public 
  • Assisting lawyers 
  • Upcoming topics 
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Review of some provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct 


About Your Presenter

Eileen BurkhalterEileen Burkhalter
Disciplinary Counsel
ennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

Eileen Burkhalter Smith is Disciplinary Counsel at the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. She is responsible for investigating disciplinary complaints against attorneys practicing in Tennessee, including analysis of Tennessee Supreme Court disciplinary rules and procedures and application of the rules to varying situations. She is a regular presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars about the disciplinary rules and procedures. She makes regular presentations to the Board of Professional Responsibility about applicable matters. She was previously with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP (partner, 2009-11, and associate, 2001-08). She received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. 


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