Kristin Pawlik of Fayetteville is new president of Arkansas Bar Association

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Kristin Pawlik was sworn in as president of the Arkansas Bar Association on Friday, June 14 during the association’s annual meeting at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Pawlik is a partner at Miller, Butler, Schneider, Pawlik & Rozzell, PLLC in Northwest Arkansas. She litigates family law, criminal defense, and employment matters. A native of Bentonville, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

The Arkansas Bar honored Pawlik with a Golden Gavel award for her work as co-chair of the 2022 Annual Meeting and a Golden Gavel Award in 2017 for her work as chair of the Legislation Committee.

She has been elected to serve the Bar’s District A as a Trustee, and previously served on its Board of Governors and the House of Delegates. In 2017, she was chosen to represent the Arkansas Bar Association on the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation Board where she continues to work for access to legal services for low-income Arkansans.

She was appointed by both Gov. Mike Beebe and Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as chair of the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Pawlik is a past president of the Benton County Bar Association, as well as a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Founded in 1898, the Arkansas Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of 5,000 members, the association’s primary mission is to support attorneys; advance the practice of law; advocate for the legal profession; foster professionalism, civility, and integrity; and protect the rule of law.