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Board of Professional Responsibility Attorney Registration Documents

RDA Number
Effective Date
Record Series Abstract
Record includes all documents and correspondence received by the Board of Professional Responsibility's Registration Department pertaining to the licensure of attorneys in Tennessee pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9. Items in the record include but are not limited to annual registration statements; Pro Hac Vice registration documents; address changes; general correspondence; delinquency notices; formal charges; judicial vacancy background checks; daily deposit records; professional privilege tax; status changes; successful bar exam lists (from Board of Law Examiners (BLE)); Supreme Court Orders.
Record Series Active
Cut Off at End of
If Other, Explain
Upon receipt of registration or upon exhaustion of all appeals.
Total Retention Years
Total Retention Months
Retention End Action
Disposition Notes
All original documents will be reformatted as electronic files, verified and approved; thereafter, all copied originals will be destroyed by state approved methods. The electronic files will be retained by the Board for permanently.All items received by the Board's Registration Department pertaining to an attorney's license to practice law will be reformatted into electronic media. Electronic files will be maintained by the Board of Professional Responsibility permanently as indicated by Board Policy 3.10(B)by state approved methods.
Record Location
Board of Professional Responsibility 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 220 Brentwood, TN
File Arrangement
alpha numeric
Media Format Generated
Media Format Stored
Date Range
2001 - Current
Annual Accumulation
Current Volume
355 gigabytes
Record Value
Audit Requirements
Information Shared Outside the State
Essential Record
Yes - Original
Essential Record Stored
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 220 Brentwood, TN
Essential Record Media Type
Confidential Legal Citation
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 10 and 32.
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
Agency Retention
System Name
Hardware Description
We use a 3-OnBase server cluster as virtual machines hosted on a four (4) host cluster which is stored on a clustered file system; database is stored on another database server.
Software Description
ESXi Windows 2012-A2 - OnBase - Hyper-V Windows 2012 R2 - Server 2014.
System Location
Board of Professional Responsibility offices - 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 220, Brentwood, Tennessee, in the server room; backup is on-site with additional backup stored on ASW Cloud in Virginia.
Backup Procedures
Primary backup is the document management system's secondary storage. Second backup is nightly on-site to local NAS; third backup is currently to cloud on a weekly basis (to be upgraded to nightly); database is backed up every four hours.
Disaster Recovery
Sufficient hardware and virtual capacity exists in order to restore and/or redeploy stored data and permit continuity of operations in accordance with our disaster recovery plans.
Data Migration Description
Hyland software's OnBase data migration procedures
Records Management Division (RMD)
No recommended changes
Tennessee State Library and Archives
No recommended changes.
Comptroller Audit Review
We have reviewed RDA 11191 from an audit standpoint. We concur with the recommended retention and disposition specifications.
Agency Records Officer
Thank you.
RMD Director
RDA 11191 is a request for a new RDA. The retention period will be five years and permanent. The format will be electronic. Recommend approval of request to create RDA 11191.
Public Records Commission
PRC approves RDA 11191.