The Wayne County Bar Association announced that it has named its new officers for 2013.
By nominating committee and then unanimous vote, Janine Edwards was named President of the Wayne County Bar Association at the January 2013 Annual Dinner Meeting.
"It's an honor to be nominated and chosen to take over the reins," said Edwards. "One of my goals is to continue working together with the court and providing pro bono services to those who can't afford it."
She said she also wants to keep improving the family law system.
"The bar association works hand in hand with the family law system," Edwards stated. "It works to also protect children who are involved in that system. It's very important to make sure we always do what's best for the interest of the child."
Edwards said she also wants to see the function of the association in the community continue.
"It's connecting between the association and the community to support issues like drug abuse prevention, domestic violence education awareness and personal finance education. I'm pleased to be working with the other officers who were nominated."
Also nominated and
unanimously voted on were the appointments of Matthew Meagher, Esq., Vice-President, Christine Rechner, Esq., Treasurer and Ronnie Fischer, Esq., Secretary.
The new officers took their posts in January of this year and will hold the positions for a term of one year. The Wayne County Bar Association is a local group consisting of approximately 50 attorneys who practice law in our county.
The bar association provides pro bono legal representation to those who cannot afford counsel in legal
proceedings, hosts the annual "Law Day" in May educating young individuals about the legal system and donates to charities on a regular basis.
In 2012 the Wayne County Bar Association gave $10,000 to the Wayne County Community Foundation to support grant interests in internet safety, personal finance education and awareness, drug abuse and domestic violence prevention.