Welcome to our new website which we are excited to share with you! We hope this serves as a fresh, new and significant resource for you.
It is with great pleasure and honor that I serve as this year’s Chair of the Family Law Section. Our committee chairs and members have been working hard this year on their respective committees, as well as planning for several upcoming important workshops and retreats. The 2016 Marital and Family Certification Review Course was OFF THE CHARTS when it exceeded 1,600 attendees! What an outstanding accomplishment that close to half of our total Section membership attended this Course seeking to learn, grow and become better lawyers, advocates and counselors for our clients. We hope we reached our goal and delivered high caliber speakers and topics. Check out the new ‘Calendar’ section of our website. We have a lot of exciting events planned and hope to see you there!
If you’re looking for opportunities to get involved with the Family Law Section, becoming a member of our Executive Council is a great way to do that. We’re currently taking applications for an open position. If you’re interested in applying, please send a completed application and a photo of yourself to Maria C. Gonzalez, Chair at MGonzalez@ybkglaw.com. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2016.
This year’s theme is “professionalism.” I challenge those of you who have contemplated the thought of becoming Board Certified in marital and family law to do so. Consider joining our “Mentoring Corner” and serving as a mentor this year. The Section will continue to devote much of its energy to improve the marital and family law practice through its legislative lobbying efforts. I invite you to learn more about what The Section has to offer and what an important impact you can make by getting involved in Section service. Don’t hesitate and try to make it to our next live committee meetings on June 15, 2016 in Orlando. I look forward to working with you and making it a successful and productive year!