General Info

  • Hours:

    Monday - Friday

    8AM - 4:30PM - Central

    Saturday & Sunday - Closed

     
    Address:

    1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 810 

    Nashville, TN 37217

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    Tel - 615-741-3096

    Fax - 615-532-2477

     

     

     

     

About the Commission

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

The Commission:

  • Tracks CLE attendance and compliance for over 26,000 Tennessee attorneys.
  • Reviews and awards or denies CLE credit to over 9,000 continuing legal education courses across the country each year.
  • Registers more than 200 Tennessee attorneys as specialists in 16 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 statewide developments in the operation of Rule 21.
  • Designs, tests, and recommends to the Court modifications to the CLE program in Tennessee.   
 ANNUAL STATISTICS 2016 2017 2018 2021
Courses approved for accreditation 17,348 18,737 18,929 18,793
Providers from whom TN lawyers received credit 1,468 1,487 1,412 899
Courses taken by TN lawyers 11,561 11,568 11,750 12,274
General CLE hours earned by TN lawyers 248,938 256,795 250,154 219,438
Dual & Ethics/Professionalism hours earned by TN lawyers 84,063 84,885 91,582 83,714
All hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 333,001 341,680 341,737 303,152
  

THE COMMISSION & STAFF

Oversight is provided by an eleven-member Commission composed of attorneys and lay persons. The Commission meets as a board on the third Tuesday 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. The Supreme Court also assigns a Justice as liaison. 

COMMISSION MEMBERS
David H. Veile, Esq., Chair; Franklin
Stephanie Coleman, Esq., Vice Chair
Knoxville
Lynda Minks Hood
Chattanooga
T. Mitchell Panter, Esq., Treasurer
Knoxville
Kyonzté Hughes-Toombs, Esq.
Nashville
Jay A. Ebelhar, Esq., Secretary
Memphis
Hon. Katerina V. Moore
Linden
Julie Bennett, Esq.
Bristol
Kirk Moore, Esq.
Martin
Christopher S. Campbell, Esq.
Memphis
Concetta Smith
Nashville
Justice Sarah Campbell, Supreme Court Liaison, Nashville
 
The Commission staff provides accreditation, finanacial, attendance, and reporting support to more than 26,000 Tennessee-licensed attorneys and nearly 4,000 providers.
 
COMMISSION STAFF
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Associate Director

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Executive Assistant - Bookkeeping

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Executive Assistant

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Executive Assistant - Operations

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Executive Assistant - Attorney Services

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Executive Assistant - Provider Services

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