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Gichner Leads Team of Vanderbilt Law Students in Pro Bono Service Activity

March 2nd, 2015

Jason Gichner lead 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

Pictures from the event can be viewed here.


6th Edition of Appellate Practice Handbook Now Available

February 13th, 2015

The Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee has published the sixth edition of Appellate Advocacy:  A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee.  The Handbook provides novice and experienced litigators with tips and analysis on practicing in the state’s appellate courts and is available free of charge online.

Donald Capparella, Elizabeth Sitgreaves, and Candi Henry were among the editors of the Handbook.   Each has previously served as chair of the NBA Appellate Practice Committee.  Learn more about the firm’s Appellate Practice Team here.

Gichner Guest Speaker at Finance/Restructuring Lunch and Learn

February 10th, 2015

Jason Gichner was a guest speaker at the Waller law firm’s monthly luncheon for its Finance and Restructuring team.  Jason discussed the intersection of criminal law and civil law and provided insights for how lawyers who practice civil law exclusively can help their clients in the event an issue related to criminal law arises.

Jason maintains a general litigation practice, with emphasis on criminal law, complex civil litigation, and business disputes. Before entering private practice, Jason worked for more than ten years at the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender’s Office, where  as a senior trial attorney, he managed a team of lawyers and staff and helped shape office policy for more than fifty employees.

Kane Appointed to Board of Directors for Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

January 29th, 2015

Tracy D. Kane has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center. The Center helps community members work together to safely resolve conflict and avoid litigation. Over 60 highly-trained volunteers provide mediation services in more than 700 cases per year.  Services are offered either for free or on a sliding scale.

Kane, a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator, will serve a three-year term on the Board.

Henry, Yarbro named to TBA 2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll

January 9th, 2015

Candi Henry and Tyler Chance Yarbro were each named to the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll.  Being named to the list reflects that an attorney has volunteered for one of several Tennessee Pro Bono programs.  Henry has been named to the list each year since 2011, and Yarbro has been included since 2012.

Sitgreaves Nominee for ATHENA Young Professional Award

January 7th, 2015

The Lawyers’ Association for Women-Marion Griffin Chapter has named Elizabeth Sitgreaves as its nominee for the 2015 ATHENA Young Professional Award.   For 25 years, the Nashville ATHENA Award Program has been a unique community-supported program, organized and sponsored through the collaborative efforts of local women’s organizations in partnership with local businesses and individual sponsors

The winner of the 2015 ATHENA Young Professional Award will be announced publicly in March.

Candi Henry Appointed Assistant to the Board of Law Examiners

December 19th, 2014

Candi Henry has been appointed as an assistant to the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.  Appointments are made by the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Her three-year term begins on April 1, 2015.

Capparella, Gichner, Yarbro Lead Ethics Seminar, Raise Funds for Nashville Shakespeare Festival

December 18th, 2014

Donald Capparella, Jason Gichner, and Tyler Chance Yarbro presented “Much Ado About Ethics,” a continuing legal education seminar for lawyers, at the Downtown Nashville Public Library on Thursday, December 18.  The popular seminar series is presented as a benefit for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and this presentation resulted in more than $7000 in proceeds for the Festival.  Nashville attorney Ed Lanquist was also a featured presenter.