Attorneys' Oversight Board Names Interim Head

September 13, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Supreme Court announced today that James ("Tony”) Vick has accepted its offer to serve as interim Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility following the departure of Nancy Jones on September 30. Mr. Vick currently serves as the Ethics Counsel to the BPR, and has been with the organization, which monitors attorney conduct and discipline, for over 16 years.

“Tony Vick has been a real asset to the BPR for a long time, and having him step up to guide the office while a new Chief Disciplinary Counsel is selected will provide excellent continuity to the Board’s operations,” said Chief Justice Gary Wade. BPR Chair Lela Hollabaugh agreed: “The Board can’t thank Tony enough for his agreement to oversee BPR’s day-to-day operations while we find a permanent successor for the position. This is just another example of the dedicated service he has given to the BPR over the years.”

Vick has indicated that he will not be a candidate for permanent appointment to the position. The Board is currently accepting applications for that position, and interested applicants should submit applications to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Attention: Cindy Saladin, Human Resources Director. The deadline for applications is October 12, and the successful candidate will begin on January 1, 2013. Interested applicants can find the job requirements at www.tncourts.gov.