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    Our Hours:

    Monday - Friday

    8AM - 4:30PM - Central

    Saturday - Closed

    Sunday - Closed....

     
    Address:

    1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 810 

    Nashville, TN 37217

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    Tel - 615-741-3096

    Fax - 615-532-2477

     

     

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About the Commission


The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education (TCCLE) was created by the Supreme Court of Tennessee under Supreme Court Rule 21.

The Commission:

  • Tracks CLE attendance and compliance for over 24,000 Tennessee attorneys using an integrated tracking system with modules for attorney compliance, course accreditation, attendance reporting and accounting.
  • Reviews and awards or denies CLE credit to over 9,000 continuing legal education courses across the country each year.
  • Registers over 300 Tennessee attorneys as specialists in 14 areas of law.
  • Provides regular reporting and notifications to attorneys and providers on compliance, accreditation, and accounting.
  • Adopts with Court approval Regulations consistent with Rule 21.
  • Reviews Rule 21 and proposes updates and revisions to the Court.
  • Monitors state-wide developments in the operation of Rule 21.
  • Designs, tests, and recommends to the Court modifications to the CLE program in Tennessee.
  • Maintains a website with various CLE resources for Tennessee attorneys to include Q&As, personalized attorney accounts with up-to-date compliance information, useful forms, and links to governing CLE rules and regulations.
  • Develops and provides introductory materials on Tennessee’s CLE programming to new attorneys and new CLE providers.

Annual Statistics from the Commission
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Courses approved for accreditation 16,342 17,193 17,348 18,737 18,929
Providers from whom TN lawyers received credit 1,400 1,493 1,468 1,487 1,412
Courses taken by TN lawyers 10,528 10,775 11,561 11,568 11,750
GEN hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 246,134 249,114 248,938 256,795 250,154
DUAL hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 76,947 80,266 83,014 84,032 91,050
E/P hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 3,356 782 1,049 853 532
ALL hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 326,437 330,162 333,001 341,680 341,737

STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE COMMISSION

  • The TCCLE is managed by six full-time, six-member staff to include an Executive Director, Associate Director, Executive Assistant for Attorney Services, Executive Assistant for Provider Services, Bookkeeper, and Receptionist. The Executive Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization and is authorized to engage staff as necessary to conduct the business of the Commission within the scope of Rule 21.
  • Oversight is provided by an eleven-member Commission composed of attorneys and lay persons. The Commission meets as a board on the third Thursday of each month. The board reviews compliance information, monthly financial reports, and any other matters needing board approval or attention. The board also reviews and decides the outcome of requests for Exceptional Relief submitted by attorneys.


Commission Staff

Judy Bond-McKissack, Esq.
Executive Director

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William G. Calhoun, Esq,
Associate Director

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Tiffany Drew
Executive Assistant - Provider Services

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Beverly Rooks        
Executive Assistant - Attorney Services 

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Marceia Alexander
Executive Assistant - Bookkeeping

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Terri King
Executive Assistant

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Eleven Commission members (9 attorneys and 2 lay members) are appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to oversee the functions of the Commission. The Supreme Court also assigns a Justice as liaison. Those Commissioners and the Liaison Justice are:

Commission Members

John Alexander, Esq. (Chair)
Memphis, TN

Leslie Muse, Esq. (Vice Chair)
Knoxville, TN

Christopher S. Campbell, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Stephanie Coleman, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Jay A. Ebelhar, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Cynthia Hall, Esq.
Chattanooga, TN

Lynda Minks Hood
Chattanooga, TN

Katerina V. Moore, Esq.
Linden, TN

Kirk L. Moore, Esq.
Union City, TN

David H. Veile, Esq.
Franklin, TN

Justice Holly M. Kirby, Liaison Justice
Memphis, TN