Spring 2016, Issue 2

President’s message

We just concluded a very successful Spring Seminar in Rancho Mirage. I am grateful to all of the individuals who assisted in making this past seminar the best one yet. It is not easy to put on an event of this size. Our staff, Dee Rolewicz and Rachelle Santiago, work tirelessly to ensure that the attendees have an enjoyable experience.

The Spring Seminar Committee (comprised of members of the ACFLS Board) spend hundreds of volunteer hours planning and implementing the Spring Seminar. The co-chairs this year, Diane Wasznicky and Seth Kramer, provided excellent leadership. Thanks are due not only to the Spring Seminar Committee, but also to the entire Board. Many Board members missed parts of our program so that attendees could enjoy the experience.

As always, our moderator, Garrett Dailey, and the judicial responder panel of Thomas Trent Lewis, Dianna Gould-Saltman, Mark Millard, and Alice Vilardi added tremendously to the presentations.

We are now working on next year’s seminar, under the leadership of co-chairs Karen Freitas and Patricia Rigdon. Every year it becomes a little more challenging to top the prior year, but I believe that we can do it. I am sure the 2017 program will prove to be excellent. Please calendar the dates and plan on attending the 25th Annual Spring Seminar on March 24th-26th.

We are now offering streaming of our CLE programs in our library. Please visit our website (www.acfls.org) and browse our cutting edge CLE programs. Thank you to Sterling Myers for overseeing this improvement to our library.

For those of you attending the state bar convention in the fall in San Diego, ACFLS will be hosting a reception on Saturday, October 1, 2016. We look forward to connecting with members and other family law colleagues at the reception.

As many of you know, many of our colleagues recently passed the exam to become Certified Family Law Specialists. If you know someone who passed the test, please encourage them to join ACFLS!