Monday, January 3, 2022

New Solicitation Rules Adopted In Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted extensive amendments to its rules governing advertising and solicitation

Upon consideration of the TBA’s petition, as well as the public comments received, the Court hereby adopts amendments to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8, RPCs 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 as set out in the appendices to this order. Appendix A shows the amendments by underlining new text and striking through deleted text. Appendix B contains a clean copy of amended RPCs 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5.

We decline at this time to grant the TBA’s petition to amend Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 8, RPC 7.6. However, by a separate order also filed today, this Court has published proposed amendments to RPC 7.6 and to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 44 and has invited the bench, the bar, and the public to submit comments by November 30, 2021. We encourage the TBA and all other interested persons and entities to submit comments on the proposed amendments.

Rules 7.2, 7.4 and 7.5 are deleted and reserved; the text and comments to Rule 7.3 are significantly changed.

The court's Rule 7.6 order is linked here. (Mike Frisch)

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