Dear Inn Members: 

    It seems hard to believe that 2016-2017 marks the Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court's fourth year.  The Inn's continiuing dedication to promoting excellence and civility in the practice of family law is as inspring now as it was when we had our first organizing metings.  This year we wil continue to work towards meeting the the goals established buy the founders of the American Inns of Court: fostering professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills.  We welcome 11 new members this year.  Our continued growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all members.  2016=2017 will be another great yera. 

   We will continue to expand our community ouutreach with a focus on family and the courts.  Mentoring wil be an ongoing project.  Efforts will be made to reach out to other Inns, particularly family law Inns around the country.  Monthly programs will continue to focus upon the issues facing the young lawyer practicing family law inKansas City.  We are looking at adding additional short "practice pointers" and similar conversation starts.  Everything we do will be geared towards fostering excellence, professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills in the family law community.  I know that all of the more senior members of the Inn are and will remain 100% committed to being the resource our Associates need to continue their growth as excellent family aw practitioners. 

   The Executive Committee values feedback from Inn members so please share your thoughts and ideas.  We will have more meetings in less formal settings. Please consider briningn guest to our year end social. Last years night at Pinstripes was very fun and woudl have been even more so with our spouses and partners.  We are more than just our work.  Family and friends make us who we are and deserve to be appreciated for their contributions to our professional and personal development.

   Please take a few minutes to review the Inn handbook.  Our founding and governing documents and most basic necessary information can be found in these pages. Please check this website regularly.  Please keep the Inn Secretary up to date with any changes to your contact information. 

   A new year is upon us.  Our Inn's success depends on your involvement and active participation. With your help, we will continue to grow as complete persons and lawyers. 

  Very truly yours, 

Keven M. P. O'Grady

President of JCFLAIC 2016-2017