Douglas F. Halijan, a partner at Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC in Memphis, has been appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to a three-year term on the Advisory Commission for the Tennessee Rules of Practice and Procedure.  The Commission advises the Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts on the rules of practice and procedure.  The issues before the Commission frequently involve proposed revisions and additions to the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure and Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure, as well as other court rules affecting the administration of justice in Tennessee courts.  The Commission is also responsible for drafting the Advisory Commission Comments that accompany all amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure.