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John Gilligan Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Section

BGD is proud to announce that John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist*, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, a great honor. John's term will run through June 2016.

The LACBA Family Law Section is committed to the following:

• Educating section members.
• Drafting amicus briefs and proposing legislation.
• Encouraging ethical conduct.
• Developing and improving standards of practice.
• Encouraging and promoting pro bono opportunities.
• Providing a forum through which family law practitioners may cooperate with, encourage and assist each other in the resolution of problems and practice issues.
• Fostering communication between Los Angeles County Bar Association members and other groups.

In addition, the LACBA Family Law Section strives to:

• Educate attorneys and the public.
• Comment on proposed legislation and promulgate new legislation.
• Work with judicial officers and court staff to improve the administration of justice.
• Support organizations that provide free and lost cost legal services.

*Mr. Gilligan is certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialtion, as a certified family law specialist since 1997. Only 10% of California's family law attorneys have earned this additional education and title.

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