TN Supreme Court Rule 7

Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7 governs licensing. All applicants to the Bar of Tennessee must acknowledge that they have read Rule 7, which may be found by clicking the link below. Amendments adopting the UBE and Tennessee Law Course are found below and incorporated in the posted version (10.16.2018) of Rule 7, below.

The Board has adopted Statements of Policy and Procedure pursuant to Rule 7, Section 12.05 that can be found by clicking the link below. The Statements of Policy and Procedure have been approved by the Supreme Court. Board Policies supplement Rule 7, delineating filing requirements and procedure as needed. The Policies are numbered to correspond to the related section of Rule 7, e.g. Rule 7, Section 3.01 is supplemented by Policy P-3.01.  

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THE TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT IS CONSIDERING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 7 WHICH ARE POSTED BELOW AND TITLED "JAN 2019 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 7." COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES ARE DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2019. 

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On January 24, 2019, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order allowing the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners to reopen bar exam application for the February 2019 exam for applicants who applied to take the exam in Washington, D.C. to apply for admission and take the examination in Tennessee. At the end of this page are the motion and order, as well as instructions for how to apply for this limited re-opening of the exam application process. 

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