General Info

  • Contact Information
     
    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 (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 200 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 statewide 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
2015 2016 2017 2018
Courses approved for accreditation 17,193 17,348 18,737 18,929
Providers from whom TN lawyers received credit 1,493 1,468 1,487 1,412
Courses taken by TN lawyers 10,775 11,561 11,568 11,750
GEN hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 249,114 248,938 256,795 250,154
DUAL hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 80,266 83,014 84,032 91,050
E/P hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 782 1,049 853 532
ALL hours earned by lawyers holding a TN license 330,162 333,001 341,680 341,737

STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE COMMISSION

  • The TCCLE is managed by a staff of six full-time employees, inlcuding an Executive Director, Associate Director, Executive Assistant for Attorney Services, Executive Assistant for Provider Services, Bookkeeper, and Administrative Secretary. 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

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Executive Director

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Associate Director

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Executive Assistant - Provider Services

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Executive Assistant - Attorney Services  

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Executive Assistant - Bookkeeping

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Administrative Secretary

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

David H. Veile, Esq., Chair
Franklin, TN

Stephanie Coleman, Esq., Vice Chair
Knoxville, TN

T. Mitchell Panter, Esq., Treasurer
Union City, TN

Jay A. Ebelhar, Esq., Secretary
Memphis, TN

Julie Bennett, Esq
Bristol, TN

Christopher S. Campbell, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Lynda Minks Hood
Chattanooga, TN

Kyonzté Hughes-Toombs
Nashville, TN

Katerina V. Moore, Esq.
Linden, TN

Kirk Moore, Esq.
Martin, TN

Concetta Smith
Nashville, TN

Justice Sarah Campbell, Supreme Court Liaison 
Nashville, TN