James Heaton appointed as Vice Chair of Florida Bar’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
Plantation, Florida (July 6, 2021) – Legal Aid Service of Broward County is pleased to announce that James Heaton, supervising attorney of the Veterans Unit at Legal Aid Service of Broward County, has been appointed to be the Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Military & Veterans Affairs Committee. The appointment went into effect July 1, 2021 and his term will run through June 30, 2022.
Heaton has been an active member of The Florida Bar Military & Veterans Affairs Committee since February 2018. In this new role as Vice Chair, he will assist with identifying issues that impact Veterans across the State, coordinating priorities for the committee, and developing trainings and education events. Further, the committee will consider all possible means of enhancing or increasing the cooperation and communication between the local bar, the legal offices, and the judge advocates of the various military installations within the state.
“I appreciate James Heaton’s dedication to committee service and our profession”, said Mike Tanner, President Elect of The Florida Bar. “I am confident his leadership skills will greatly contribute to the success of the committee and to achieving its goals.”
The scope and function of the Military & Veterans Affairs Committee is twofold: first, to gather and disseminate information, share expertise, and advise the members of the Bar on all matters relating to the practice of military law in Florida. Also, to have general jurisdiction regarding any problem which may arise relative to the provision of legal services to, for, or by members of the military establishment.
Currently, Heaton also serves on the boards of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, the United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED Advisory Council and is the President of the Broward County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.
Aimee Adler Cooke
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