Family Law

Family Law News Issue 2, 2019, Volume 41, No. 2

Message from the Chair: Cooperation, Engagement and Promotion Between the Sections

Stephen D. Hamilton

With the separation of the seventeen practice sections from the California State Bar on January 1, 2018, the individual sections faced an immense challenge. Could they survive outside the structure of an integrated bar? The answer was unknown at the time. Eighteen months later, we have an answer: the sections are not only surviving, but thriving. The initial success of the sections is a tribute to the leadership of the Board of Representatives and Officers who comprise the California Lawyers Association. However, maintaining this initial success will require a continued and sustained effort from each of the sections and its members.

The question posed by this message is: What can the Family Law Section do to ensure the other sections succeed under the new structure? In my opinion, we need to cooperate and support the other sections. We need to engage and interact with the other sections. And we need to promote the common good of all the sections to ensure the current halcyon period continues.

Cooperation

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