MSBA Children and the Law Section
Annual Report


Section Membership
As of May 31, 2018 the Section has 158 members. 

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $5,117.48 as of May 21, 2018.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 2 CLE programs in fiscal year 2017-18. 

Program Title


Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

School Segregation and What to Do About It



1 Standard


Immigration, Children, and the Law



3.75 Standard



Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 10, 2018. 

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

  • Chair: Wendy Watson
  • Treasurer: Kimberley Woods Vanselow

The offices of Vice-Chair and Secretary remain open.

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020:

  • Lilian Ejebe
  • Winter Watson
  • Nate Gurol

Current council members serving existing term (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019):

  • Yvonne Moore
  • Kimberley Woods Vanselow

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2017-2018 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

The Section did not identify specific diversity goals in this year’s Section Work Plan.  However, the Section was proud to host a half-day summit/CLE on immigration law and how it impacts children who have immigrated themselves, or who have parents and other family members involved in immigration matters, such as deportation, work visas, and public benefits. The CLE also discussed how the impending end of DACA could affect clients and their families.

Submitted By:

Jennifer Thompson, Section Chair
Date: June 25, 2018