NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's Supreme Court is reviewing proposed changes to the rules that govern the state's lawyers.

Justices recently held a five-hour meeting to discuss the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct.

One proposal addresses what defense lawyers should do with criminal case files when they quit representing a defendant, rather than being fired or removed from the case.

Brian Faughnan, a Memphis lawyer representing the Tennessee Bar Association, says court rules do not address what lawyers should do with case files when they quit.

One concern is that information in the case files could be used to hurt people mentioned in the documents after they are given to a defendant.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal,




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