Ethical requirement of attorneys and judges

Asked about 1 year ago - Cordova, TN

Are attorneys and judges required by their code of ethics to report ethical misconduct of their peers when they have definitive proof of misconduct.

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  1. Stephen Alan Sauer

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Yes, they are required to report misconduct. Here is a link to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility that has information on the ethical requirements of attorneys in TN.

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  2. Aaron Scott Hill

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Yes. In Tennessee it is Rule 8.3, but under some circumstances rule 1.6 may not allow reporting or excuse not reporting. Contact one of the attorneys/judges in question about the alleged misconduct and ask about their duties under rule 8.3

    Every legal matter is fact specific, and there are often nuances in every case. This is intended for comment only,... more
  3. Stephen F Wallace

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Below you can link over to the Code of Judicial conduct for more information.

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