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Committees of the PBA Family Law Section

The Family Law Section has several committees we invite you to join. Members who join these committees will find their membership experience in the section is enhanced by inceasing their role and voice in section matters.

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I would like to join the following Family Law Section Committee(s):

Eric Turner Award
Eric Turner personified everything that a good family law practitioner aspires to be: friend and mentor to both those just entering our profession as well as to veterans. To honor his memory, the Family Law Section developed the Eric Turner Memorial Award to be presented to a practitioner who exemplifies the same high standards of professionalism.

The Family Law Section is one of the most active legislatively. To assist section leaders in identifying important legislation, this committee reviews bills to determine their relevance and to determine legislative priorities. It may be called on to write formal recommendations for section approval to present to the PBA Board of Governors and House of Delegates. The Committee may also be proactive in recommending new legislation.

Next to legislation, rules comprise the next most significant area of Family Law Section work. The state Domestic Relations Rules Committee has come to rely on the section to review and publicize proposed rules. This Family Law committee determines whether the section opposes, supports or simply seeks changes in proposed rules. It also is not prohibited from being proactive though final action is at the decision of the section council.

Pro Bono
The Ad Hoc Pro Bono Committee is charged with working with the PBA to determine the needs of the public for pro bono services in family law matters. Working with the PBA pro bono office, the committee assesses assistance requests from the public and when deemed necessary and possible, recruits section members to provide pro bono work.

The Membership Committee works with other sections, the PBA membership office and local and related bar associations to recruit and retain members for both the section and, when possible, the PBA.