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Hanson R. Tipton appointed Hearing Committee Member for BPR

Posted on July 30, 2018

On March 22, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court entered an Order appointing Hanson R. Tipton a Hearing Committee Member for District II for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (“BPR.”)  The BPR’s mission is “[t]o assist the Court in protecting the public from harm from unethical lawyers by administering the disciplinary process; to assist the public by providing information about the judicial system and the disciplinary system for lawyers; and, to assist lawyers by interpreting and applying the Court's disciplinary rules.”

BPR Disciplinary Counsel investigate complaints alleging unethical conduct.  If an investigated complaint reflects a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Disciplinary Counsel recommend diversion, private informal admonition, private reprimand, public censure, or the filing of formal disciplinary charges.  If the BPR authorizes Disciplinary Counsel to file formal disciplinary charges (i.e., a petition for discipline) against an attorney, the matter is assigned to three district committee members who constitute a Hearing Panel.  The Hearing Panel sets the disciplinary proceeding for a hearing and conducts the hearing.

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Dan R. Pilkington presents continuing legal education seminar

Posted on October 14, 2019

Member Dan R. Pilkington presented a continued education program on September 25, 2019 to educate other lawyers on new and revised laws legalizing hemp, cbd and cannabis products. The program was part of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Summer Fun ...

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Dan R. Pilkington Provides Training to Local Law Enforcement

Posted on April 15, 2019

Dan R. Pilkington assisted local law enforcement officers by providing training on use of force and other constitutional claims as part of a course of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in March. CIT is a first-responder model of police-based...

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