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.
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.
Law Student Practice, Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7, Sec. 10.03
The recent amendments to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7, Section 10.03 have resulted in adoption of new forms and processes for requests for certification of law students for practice. The purpose of permitting law student practice is educational; therefore all requests for law student practice must be submitted to the Appellate Court Clerk on the required forms, found below, by the law student's law school. Law students approved for practice will be sent an appropriate bar card for use until their term expires. The card will be sent to the law school for distribution to the law student.