The Tennessee Department of Revenue has released a notice regarding mandatory electronic tax filing. The notice states that all Professional Privilege Tax returns filed on or after January 1, 2013, must be filed electronically. In addition, the Department of Revenue will not be mailing taxpayers a Professional Privilege Tax Return for the $400 tax due June 1, 2013.
For a step-by-step guide to electronically file an individual Professional Privilege Tax return, please visit the Department of Revenue's website at https://apps.tn.gov/privtx/. For companies filing and paying for multiple individuals, please go to https://apps.tn.gov/privbatch/.
The Tennessee Supreme Court entered an Order on February 4, 2013, amending Rule 19 to require lawyers residing and licensed in states other than Tennessee, who appear as counsel of record before an administrative law judge, hearing officer or other state entity, to be admitted pro hac vice.
Previously, the Supreme Court limited the requirement for pro hac vice admission to out-of-state attorneys not licensed in Tennessee who desired to appear in a proceeding pending in a trial or appellate court. Read the Court Order.
An amendment to Supreme Court Rule 9, Sec. 20 now requires inactive attorneys to complete an annual registration statement and pay an inactive status fee.
For more information about changes that affect attorneys whose Tennessee law license is on inactive status or to request inactive status continue...
The Board of Professional Responsibility has been tracking the number of complaints submitted, formal charges filed and the resulting dispositions. Click here to view the last five years' statistics, as well as information about administrative suspensions.
The Board or Professional Responsibility regularly announces public disciplinary
actions* taken by the Board and the Supreme Court of Tennessee and other
relevant information to the public and the legal community. For more
information click here.
The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with
questions or problems with their Tennessee lawyer. Many problems may be
resolved by providing information, contacting the lawyer, or informally
mediating the dispute.
When serious unethical conduct may be involved, complaints will be referred to
Disciplinary Counsel for consideration as to attorney discipline.