Legal Aid Society Kicks of 2016 Campaign for Equal Justice; Dodson Parker Joins 2016 Leadership Cabinet
The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands kicked off its annual fundraising initiative, the Campaign for Equal Justice, at a luncheon on Wednesday, March 16.
A panel of women who have advanced the mission of Legal Aid Society discussed its role in changing lives through civil legal representation, education and advocacy. Panelists included Margaret L. Behm, principal at Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella, Judy Bond McKissack, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Education, Judge Juliet Griffin, retired from the U.S. District Court, Middle District and Chancellor Carol McCoy, 20th Judicial District, Part II. All the panelists were Legal Aid Society attorneys in the early 1970s. Lucinda Smith, director of Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program, moderated the panel.
The kickoff luncheon also celebrated the efforts of law firms, attorneys and community partners in advancing the work of Legal Aid Society, including the 2016 Leadership Cabinet – a group of 47 Nashville law firms and in-house legal departments that have committed to giving $400 per attorney. Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC is pleased to join the Leadership Cabinet for the seventh consecutive year.