Creator wins honor, 13 years later

Leslie Billman, who came up with the idea for the Beverly Groner award back in 2001, received the honor for lasting impact on family law herself Friday at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual meeting in Ocean City.

“Why me? I really can’t fathom,”  she said.

A partner in the Annapolis firm of Trainor Billman Bennett snd Miko LLP, Billman is past chair of the MSBA’s Family and Juvenile Law Section and current chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

In brief remarks, Billman spoke with great pride of her role in the evolution of the section’s annual meeting from the stiff, buttoned-down affairs of 15 and more years ago to the packed, raucous event it has become, where the only ties required are part of the costumes donned for the dramatizations.

“For my next assault,” she vowed, “court attire!”

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