Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Appointed to AAML Foundation Fundraising Committee
August 01, 2017 | Press Releases
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh family law attorney Brian C. Vertz has been appointed to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation as a member of the Fundraising Committee. Vertz is a partner at downtown Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC and is author of “Divorce Taxation,” a nationally recognized legal treatise on tax-related divorce issues for legal professionals and accountants.
The AAML Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization which advances one of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ most important goals: to protect children and families. The purpose of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to organizations, by way of grants, in order to help families, parents and children adversely affected by the breakup of the family unit.
Its mission is accomplished by supporting projects pertaining to children in custody disputes, dependency cases and similar situations; supporting programs in schools, courts and organizations to help children cope with the stresses of divorce; teaching mothers, fathers and parental caregivers how to co-parent effectively; providing counseling to children of families experiencing domestic violence, drug, alcohol abuse and mental illness; and promoting relationship enrichment programs to help prevent the breakup of families.
In 2016, Vertz organized the foundation’s signature education project, the Joanne Ross Wilder Speaker Series. A large audience enjoyed the lecture presented by Dr. Arin Reeves, a renowned and respected researcher, author and consultant in the field of leadership and inclusion. Reeves challenges thinking about leadership and decision-making in her program titled “What do recent judicial controversies teach us about sexism, racism and unconscious bias in legal practice?”
Vertz is also active at the local chapter and national organization levels of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Currently president-elect of the Pittsburgh chapter, Vertz is also national chair of the Amicus Committee, a pro bono position he has held since 2013. Additionally, Vertz is co-chair of the national AAML Practice & Technology Committee. Vertz has been a fellow of the AAML since 2003 and is one of only three AAML-trained arbitrators in western Pennsylvania.
About Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC is the largest Pittsburgh-based firm dedicated solely to family law in western Pennsylvania. Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg is a top-tier law firm as ranked by U.S. News and World Report and a champion for attorney pro bono work, volunteerism and community involvement. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.
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