O’Brien Watters & Davis, LLP congratulates litigation partner Deirdre Taber Kingsbury on completion of her tenure as 2016 Chair of the Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Steering Committee. The Family Law Section is one of the largest sections of the Sonoma County Bar Association. Ms. Kingsbury joined the section in early 2015 and became Chair in 2016. As Chair, Ms. Kingsbury guided the Family Law Steering Committee to contribute $5,000 to the Sonoma County Law Library. She worked with Family Law judicial officers and members of the Steering Committee to update and streamline local rules, policy and procedures regarding family law. She presented Hon. Cerena Wong with the Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law at the Sonoma County Bar Association annual luncheon. Under Ms. Kingsbury’s leadership, the Family Law Section has begun consideration of a novel proposal to bring therapy dogs into the family law courts to calm litigants and others in family law proceedings. Ms. Kingsbury continues as a member-at-large of the Family Law Section; her term ends in December 2017.