Elizabeth Sitgreaves Receives L.A.W. “Rising Star” Award
The Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, has named Elizabeth Sitgreaves the recipient of its 2015 Rising Star Award. Sitgreaves, a member of the LAW’s Board of Directors was honored for her contributions to the organization as well as for her service spearheading LAW’s Coalition for Fair Courts during the 2014 statewide judicial elections. Read the article announcing her award here.
Firm Team Finishes 3rd Overall in Race Judicata; Proceeds Benefit Local Charities
The team from Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC finished third overall in the 15th Annual Land Rover Race Judicata 5K & 10K run at Edwin Warner Park on March 28. Proceeds from this year’s race benefit Nashville-area charities Able Youth and Achilles International. DPBC attorney Jillian Mastroianni had the fastest female 5K time and finished sixth overall. Other team members were attorneys Jason Gichner and Tracy D. Kane. Vanderbilt University Law School student Tiffany Burba, who will be a law clerk for the firm this summer, also competed as part of the firm’s team.
Mastroianni Trains Law Students to Assist Veterans in Need
On March 18, Jillian Mastroianni trained Vanderbilt Law students at the school’s new legal clinic serving veterans. Through their clinic work, the students will provide legal services to low-income patients at Nashville’s VA Hospital. Mastroianni trained clinic workers on providing estate planning services to veterans.
DPBC among 50 Nashville-area Firms Supporting Legal Aid
The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands held its kick-off luncheon for the 2015 Campaign for Equal Justice on March 17, 2015. At the event, Campaign Chair Margaret L. Behm, who began her legal career at the non-profit firm, announced that fifty Nashville-area law firms had joined the 2015 Leadership Cabinet, pledging their support of free legal services for those in need.
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella is proud to renew its pledge for the 2015 Campaign.
Kane Named Chair of Attorney Health and Wellness Committee
Tracy D. Kane has been named the Chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Attorney Health and Wellness Committee. The Committee provides triage training for attorneys or law firm staff who encounter clients or colleagues at risk for suicide. It also collaborates with the NBA Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Committee and provides assistance to the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program.
Sitgreaves Joins Local Lawyers Providing Free Legal Services in North Nashville
Elizabeth Sitgreaves was one of seventeen local lawyers who volunteered at the inaugural North Nashville Legal Clinic at Corinthian Baptist Church on March 7 to provide free legal help to those in need. Lawyers from across Nashville, working together with the Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program, helped 29 clients address 41 distinct legal issues. Information about other free legal clinics and resources can be found here.
Behm Elected to Board of Directors for Project Transformation Tennessee
Margaret L. Behm has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for Project Transformation Tennessee. The non-profit organization promotes leadership development in college-age young adults through summer and year-long service internships and provides community-oriented after-school and summer day camp programming for children and youth from low-income neighborhoods.
This year, Project Transformation will hire 46 college-age interns who, with the assistance of 800 community volunteers, will serve 450 under-served children and youth in low-income neighborhoods. The interns participate in leadership development and ministry exploration while working with churches to provide community-oriented programs focused on literacy development.
Learn more here.
Gichner Leads Team of Vanderbilt Law Students in Pro Bono Service Activity
Jason Gichner led a team of Vanderbilt Law students in pro bono service during a February 25 “Virtual Legal Advice Clinic,” sponsored by Vanderbilt University Law School and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. During the clinic, Gichner and other local attorneys worked with law students to provide legal advice at no cost to citizens from across the state who submitted their legal questions to onlinetnjustice.org.
Pictures from the event can be viewed here.