Douglas F. Halijan, a partner at Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC in Memphis, has been appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve a second three-year term on the Advisory Commission for the Tennessee Rules of Practice and Procedure, effective January 1, 2020.  He presently serves as co-chair of the Commission’s subcommittee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, and will continue to serve in that capacity.  The Rules 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 rules affecting the administration of justice in all Tennessee courts.