Dodson Presents at 2016 Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys
Harlan Dodson presented at the 2016 Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys at the Nashville School of Law on October 20. His presentation, “Planning Opportunities and Challenges Today and Tomorrow” discussed how practitioners must address estate planning in light of changes to state and federal law.
Harlan will present again for the Conference in December.
On the DPBC Tort Law Blog: the “Common Knowledge” Exception
The DPBC Tort Law blog discusses recent case law on an exception to the requirement of expert testimony in certain medical malpractice actions. Spoiler alert: the exception almost never applies…
Capparella Featured Presenter at “Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Academy”
Donald Capparella was a featured speaker at the Tennessee Bar Association’s “Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Academy” on October 18. The seminar covered best practices for oral argument in criminal appeals as well as how to avoid common mistakes. Other speakers included Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge John Everett Williams, Tennessee Post-Convication Defender Justyna Garbaczewska Scalpone, and Nashville attorney David Raybin.
Sitgreaves Participates in Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Liz Sitgreaves was among eleven area lawyers who volunteered their services in the General Sessions Music City Community Court’s Saturday Docket on October 1. The specially-set Saturday court sessions are held every 4-6 weeks in different locations in the city so that persons who otherwise might not have access to the justice system can get help.
Sitgreaves assisted with the Pro Se Indigency Docket and Expungement Clinic at Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church , helping indigent persons who are eligible for expungement of their criminal records. More information about the Saturday Community Dockets and “Justice Right on the Spot” can be found here.
When Your Civil Suit Intersects with a Criminal Prosecution
New Tennessee Tort Law Letter Available
In the latest edition of the Tennessee Tort Letter, your editors address developments in Tennessee law in healthcare liability, wrongful death, and homeowner liability for the injuries of guests. To learn about subscribing, click here.
Justice Sharon Lee Honored at UT Event
The University of Tennessee College of Law held a reception on September 23, honoring the service of Hon. Sharon G. Lee, who recently completed her term as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Margaret L. Behm and Donald Capparella are pictured with Justice Lee at the reception.