Voter Information for the 1st Division

Candidates for the 3rd Division:

Chrystal Mancuso Smith

For the past three years, I have had the privilege to serve as a Third Division Bar Commissioner and would appreciate your support for a second term.

During my current term, we saw unprecedented changes to the legal profession with the advent of the Sandbox concept and attempts to tax legal services, but none more widely felt than the Covid-19 pandemic.  From shifting to working from home (perhaps with remote-learning children), and the forced cancellation of in-person Conventions, CLEs, jury trials, Court access, depositions, and more, our practice is changing at a never-before-seen pace.

To ensure that the Bar keeps abreast of the ever-changing landscape, I worked with bar members, section leaders, and community members to find solutions to soften the impact on our day-to-day practice of law.  I have worked with the MCLE committee (I am also a member) and Bar leadership to increase the availability and affordability of CLE opportunities, including an expansion of the definition of “live” CLE. I will remain an advocate for continued financial responsibility of the Bar to its members, to increase the availability of bar services and pro bono service opportunities, and to ensure that your questions, concerns, and complaints are heard.