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?
Advisory opinion 2014-0001 - Regarding various issues relating to the scope of Rule 31.
Advisory opinion 2014-0002 - Regarding various issues relating to a psychiatrist being a Rule 31 listed mediator.
Advisory Opinion 2015-0001 - Regarding post-mediation questions of a Tennessee Rule 31 listed attorney/neutral.
Advisory Opinion 2017-0001 - Regarding a Rule 31 Mediator filing the Report of Mediator when a party repudiates after the mediation has concluded