Family Law Advisory Commission (FLAC)

The Family Law Advisory Commission (FLAC) was established by the Legislature for the purpose of conducting a continuing study of the family laws of Maine.

See 19-A M.R.S. section 351.


Membership Roster

All Terms Expire 12/6/22:

Superior Court Justice Wayne Douglas
District Court Judge E. Mary Kelly (Chair)
Family Law Magistrate Steven Chandler
Probate Court Judge Elizabeth H. Mitchell

Two members of the Family Law Section of Maine State Bar Association:

Edward S. David, Esq.
Margaret C. Lavoie, Esq.

Representative of legal services organization: Lindsey Ruhl, Esq., Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Representative of CADRES: Diane E. Kenty, Esq.
Representative of DHHS: Debby Willis, Esq.

Two public members, one of whom has experience providing mental health services:

Timothy Robbins, Esq., Executive Director, Kids First Center
Franklin L. Brooks, Ph.D., LCSW

Hon. Rick E. Lawrence, Supreme Judicial Court Liaison

Updated: 9/23/22