Family Law

Family Law News 2017, Issue 4, Volume 39, No. 4

Message from the Chair

Avi Levy

This is my first message as the new Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California ("FLEXCOM"). FLEXCOM is composed of seventeen voting members, plus advisors who serve at the pleasure of the Chair and several legislative liaisons from various regions of the state. I am the new Section Chair for the 2017-2018 term, and Amber Hayes, from Napa, has been elected as Section Vice Chair.

The Family Law Section currently has more than 4,100 members. Steven Hittelman, from Newport Beach, is starting his second year on the Committee and will be taking over the great work of Shauna Chastain as Membership Chair. Stephen Montagna and Louise Bayles-Fightmaster will be assisting him. Steve practices in Fairfield and is new to the Committee. Louise, from Sonoma County, is a retired judicial officer and private judge.

Our education efforts are being divided into several subcategories. Our self-study articles will be handled by returning Committee members Renee Fairbanks of Santa Barbara and Shauna Chastain from Fairfield. Leena Hingnikar, from Woodland Hills, is returning to the Committee as the Webinar Chair, taking over for Abbas Hadjian of Sherman Oaks, and will be assisted by new member Kelly Robbins from San Francisco.

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