Mediation Opinions & Decisions
Attorney General Opinion:
No. 06-079 - Mediation and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Judicial Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion:
99-6 - Relating to a General Sessions Court Judge acting as a Rule 31 mediator
Board of Professional Responsibility Formal Ethical Opinions:
93-F-130 - Relating to a domestic relations mediation program
93-F-131 - Relating to whether a licensed attorney engaged in the regular practice of law and also serving as a mediator may indicate both activities together on letterhead, office sign, professional card, or publication
98-F-142 - Relating to the use of the phrases "Approved Rule 31 Mediator" or "Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Mediator"
99-F-143 - Relating to confidentiality between a client and an attorney where the attorney has been hired by an insurance company.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission Formal Grievance Decisions:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission Ethics Advisory Opinions:
Advisory opinion 2010-0001 - Relating to mediators accepting gifts
Advisory opinion 2010-0002 - Relating to an assault occurring during a mediation
Advisory opinion 2012-0001 - Relating to whether Rule 31, Section 10(d) prohibits a mediator from testifying as an expert witness in a proceeding that seeks judicial interpretation and construction of a MOU drafted by the mediator
Advisory opinion 2012-0002 - Relating to the following issue presented-Where a party lodges a complaint of unethical attorney behavior with the Board of Professional Responsibility, do the confidentiality provisions of Rule 31, §10(d) enjoin the mediator from testifying on behalf of the accused attorney?