From the Chair

By Scot Kraeuter |

I am honored to serve as this year’s Section Chair. I would like to take a moment and commend Gary Graham’s very successful year as our Section Chair for the 2017-2018 Bar Year. Gary followed in the tradition of all of the Section’s past chairs and capped his year as Section Chair by winning Section of the Year.

I am very thankful for all of the hard work and effort that all of the speakers and judges put in to make the 2018 Family Law Institute so successful. I am also very grateful for all of Karine Burney’s extraordinary work raising sponsorship funds for the Family Law Institute.

Ivory Brown continues to do a wonderful job leading the section’s diversity committee. This year, for the first time, the section held a diversity luncheon at the Family Law Institute which was extremely well attended and successful. This will be an annual event at future Family Law Institutes.

Hannibal Heredia heads up our legislative committee which is currently considering proposals for new legislation. Any new legislation or changes to existing legislation recommended by our section must be approved by the State Bar’s Advisory committee on Legislation and the Board of Governors. If you have any suggestions for new legislation please contact Hannibal Heredia.

The executive committee continues to offer free webinars focused on current family law topics and how to improve your law practice. Stay tuned for more details via e-mail blast.

The section sponsored a very well attended Nuts and Bolts of Family Law CLE seminar in Savannah, Georgia, in August with over 100 in attendance. Kyla Lines put together a great seminar and will chair another fabulous Nuts and Bolts seminar in Atlanta in September. Please feel free to write, e-mail or call me with your concerns or suggestions that you have for the 2018-2019 Bar Year. I look forward to seeing many of you at the Family Law Section seminars, Mid-year meeting and at the Family Law Institute next May at Amelia Island.